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Jimmy Buffett out of the hospital, 'doing well' after fall

Jimmy Buffett out of the hospital after concert fall in Australia Jimmy Buffett, who was hospitalized Wednesday after falling off the stage at the end of a concert in Sydney, Australia, is out of the hospital and "doing well."

"As you probably already know, Jimmy had an accident while performing in Sydney last night and was taken to the hospital," read the original message posted early Wednesday, Pacific time, on the singer's website. "The doctors say he is doing well and will be released tomorrow. More info as we get it, and thank you for all of your well-wishes!"

The site was just updated with the news that Buffett had been released (as this post is published, it's late Thursday morning in Sydney).

Buffett, 64, walked off the front of the stage and fell face first Wednesday night after an encore performance of "Lovely Cruise."

He was reportedly bleeding and unconscious for about 10 minutes, with security and staff at his side until paramedics arrived, said the Sydney Morning Herald, which had video of the fall and the announcement afterward saying the show was over. Results of a CAT scan were normal, TMZ said.

Buffett had performed Sunday and Monday to sold-out crowds at Sydney's Opera House before moving Wednesday to the Hordern Pavilion for a show tacked on in response to demand.

As a commenter noted on the Ministry's earlier post about the "Margaritaville" singer's fall, "Maybe he blew out a flip-flop." Now that we know he's doing well, that's a pretty funny line.

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Jimmy Buffett performs in Gulf Shores, Ala., in July 2010. Credit: Chip English / Associated Press

 

 

 
Comments () | Archives (11)

The man had a major concussion even if he's out of the hospital - he's gonna need to rest, or risks major brain injuries. Hope he listens!

God Bless you Jimmy!! Please know we are all here for you and prayers are with you every single moment.. Speedy Recovery Dude!!

Hugs from Corpus Christi, Texas!!

It was great to hear you had come to Oz, you are loved. Your fall looked serious.. I trust your in good hands and receiving the best of care..your shirt said one love, one ocean, it brought back memories of the 70's raising awareness for the Dolphins when you played at The Flick. Get well soon Jimmy, from Queensland, Oz.

Get well soon. I know it is dangerous, especially becasue your shows sell out in1 hour all the time.

God bless Jimmy I hope He gets well soon.

Sounds like perhaps he was temporarily blinded from lights and flashes and misjudged the step off of the stage. Glad to hear Mr. Buffett is doing well and recovered. How about the joke that he had one too many margaritas in margaritaville???

Looked like he fell and landed on his Parrothead.

God bless you, Jimmy. Not being able to manage your stage presence would indicate that Jimmy needs to retire. You're old. Try to use some common sense and know when enough is enough...

Jimmy, You are in my prayers, heal quickly my friend !!! Take care of that parrot head.

Dancing scorpion is certainly a jackass!!Jimmy Buffett is still one of the greatest entertainers in the world! You probably would have told Sinatra to stay retired too, and he went on for many years and was also fantastic.

Jimmy - Life is like a tire swing! And you will survive!

I am so pleased to know that Jimmy is doing so well, what an entertainer, and great perosn, the best, and we so enjoy his music, just an all around good guy. Stay well Jimmy.


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