July 16, 2009 New York City For immediate release During construction of the stage for Madonna's scheduled July l9th "Sticky & Sweet" show at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseilles France, the roof accidently fell causing injury to seven workers and one death, it was confirmed by Madonna spokesperson Liz Rosenberg.
Madonna who was in Udine, Italy at the time was given the news as she finished her soundcheck on a different stage at the Stadio Friuli.
Madonna issued the following statement: "I am devastated to have just received this tragic news. 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."
Madonna Stage Collapses During Construction in Marseille, France
July 16, 2009
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People were working to something magic happen: a great Madonna show to celebrate life! But unfornately was an accident but I believe shows must go on! May God be with all comforting hearts...
Madonna is very nice to have come and visited the injured at the hospitals and their families with our mayor. It's tragic and I understand Madonna's emotions and compassion as the tour boss and mother. It's very nice she was in our town.
Such a sad thing. i hope they find comfort in some way and i hope that Madonna keeps her strenght for all the shows to come ahead. God Bless.
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