Posted in music on July 17, 2009

Madonna

A second worker injured in the Marseille, France, stage collapse ahead of a weekend Madonna concert has died, a French hospital official announced on Friday.

The 32-year-old British man died from injuries suffered in Thursday's incident at the Stade Velodrome in the southern French port city.

A French worker was killed instantly on Thursday when a partially completed roof section of the complex and intricate set collapsed on top of several people. Nine others were injured and sent to local hospitals, authorities said, noting at the time that an American and a British worker were in serious condition.

Madonna was reportedly "devastated" when she learned of the incident while warming up for her concert in Udine, Italy, on Thursday" [CBC]

Clips of the scene, below...

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Comments (15)

too bad it wasn't madonna...

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 2:32 PM

Mehdonna.

My first time using this meme on BV--couldn't resist!

Or is that a meh-me?

Posted by Regular reader | July 17, 2009 2:41 PM

I can't help but blame madonna for this one

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 2:43 PM

every bv post about wavves should be tagged with "horrible accident"

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 2:44 PM

Why bother posting videos that don't have any actual video. You tease me.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 2:46 PM

what happened to the music?

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 2:52 PM

god is angry. and he's coming for the 80s pop icon trio.

prince better watch his back..

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 3:08 PM

lol @ 2:44

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 3:17 PM

This was a great kick ass super show with excellent special effects and a real surprise bang for an ending. Intense.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 5:01 PM

freaks me out! you never know when you're gonna go. shit! i hope madonna subsidizes those people's dependents.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 5:14 PM

5:01, you are a dick bag.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 5:38 PM

5:01, you are a dick bag.

You take yourself pretty serious. Its not good two people were killed at all. Happy kid. Have you ever set up stages in any manner. Theatre,music big or small venues? I have.
I hope Madonna takes care of her staff.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 6:33 PM

^^^ not sure if you were speaking to me (5:38)

in any case, i was a stage hand for 7 years - many of my close friends still work in that field. scary and sad when shit like that happens.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2009 1:08 PM

Aren't we in the worst economic climate since the great depression? Why the fuck is any set 'complex and intricate?' Just go out there and fucking breakdance for the 100 euros a pop, Madge.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2009 9:24 PM

haha, i saw that live on tv

Posted by timbuk2 | March 23, 2010 4:14 AM

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