The Jimmy Buffett falls off stage video painted an ugly picture. Seeing Jimmy Buffett fall off stage left everyone shocked and worried for what might have happened to him. The legendary singer had just finished a show in Sydney, Australia, and then suddenly lost his balance. Some say they heard a “crack” which could have signaled a broken neck or worse. Yet the story didn’t turn tragic, thanks to a doctor/audience member getting there just in time.
Today, the famed performer has been released from the hospital, and is doing well by all accounts. However, those who attended the concert and saw him tumble feared even worse – and it could have happened if not for someone in attendance.
The video shows that he took a sudden drop while trying to shake someone’s hand in the audience. Yet Buffett couldn’t see where the stage ended, and fell face first onto the ground. In the video, many audience members are screaming, as the singer lies still while bleeding heavily.
However, Dr. Gordian Fulde, a hospital ward chief and columnist for the Daily Telegraph, was in attendance. In fact, he and his wife got front row seats, and were therefore in close proximity to the accident. Therefore, Dr. Fulde was able to rush right over and begin to treat the entertainer.
After Buffett’s fall off stage, timing was of the essence to make sure he would be okay. Fulde found that he still had a strong heartbeat, then stayed by his side once he was finally taken to St. Vincent’s hospital. There, Fulde helped conduct a brain scan, and kept him awake just in case things got worse.
Ultimately, Buffett only needed several stitches, as he was not seriously injured after all. But although he was released from the hospital today, he will still need a bit of rest after what happened. Reportedly, he was blinded by flashing lights, and couldn’t see where he was going when he stumbled.
The fall off stage will probably cause concern for future performances. At 64 years old, Buffett cannot be too careful, as future incidents could always turn out worse. Anyone could have gone through this, of course, yet he can’t always count on having doctors right nearby again.
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