Madonna Devastated by Gig Tragedy
Two workers die while constructing a stage in France…
Friday, July 17, 2009 - 11:45
Madonna has said she is devastated after two members of the stage crew have died ahead of her tour-date in Marseille.
The star, who was due to play Marseille’s Stade Velodrome on Sunday (July 19), has released a statement saying she is distraught by the news that two men have man died and several are in a serious condition in hospital after a partially built roof collapsed while the stage was being constructed at the stadium.
A French worker was killed instantly in the tragedy, while a second man, who is believed to be British, died in hospital this morning (July 17). Neither have been named.
“I am devastated to have just received this tragic news,” says Madonna. “My prayers go out to those who were injured and their families along with my deepest sympathy to all those affected by this heartbreaking news."
The date, part of Madonna’s Sticky And Sweet world tour, has been cancelled.
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