July 16, 2009
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."