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Buffett released from hospital after fall from stage

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 – Jimmy Buffett was released from an Australian hospital Wednesday after falling off the stage last night during a concert in Sydney.

Buffett reportedly was unconscious for several minutes with his head bleeding. Paramedics went to Buffett, while concertgoers were told to leave.

"Jimmy has been released from the hospital and is doing well," his web site said.

Australia newspaper The Daily Telegraph said Buffett was finishing the encore at the Hordem Pavillion and singing, "It's been a lovely cruise, I'm sorry it's ended," when he collapsed into a pit at the front of the stage.

Buffett has one more date on his tour, Sunday, in Auckland, New Zealand. It was unclear if he would go ahead with the show.

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