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Madonna Speaks On Concert Tragedy

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The singer just issued the following statement in light of the horrible accident that left one of her crew members dead and six others injured while setting up her concert stage in France on Thursday.

"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."

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64 comments to “Madonna Speaks On Concert Tragedy”



  1. 1

    did madonna die???????



  2. 2

    OMG



  3. 3

    Thats horrible!



  4. 4

    I'm afraid that's not enough… you say something like that when something completely unrelated to you happens… not when you're somehow involved.



  5. 5

    Anything to try and give herself some good PR



  6. 6

    She probably arranged to have this happen so people would know that she is going out on tour…anything for publicity from her.



  7. 7

    her farts on stage caused the incident

  8. Dawo says – reply to this


    8

    I Love You Madonna=Stay Strong my LOVE



  9. 9

    That family is going to sue her…..ALL ABOUT THE $



  10. 10

    nice canned statement. I bet the families sue her ass off.



  11. 11

    Free publicity for the "Sour & Stale Tour". She released that crappy CD years ago and it bombed. Are Europeans STILL paying to see her on tour or something? Idiots.



  12. 12

    Re: bloggerquest – you are absolutely right. she is clearly a cold heartless bitch!



  13. 13

    Poor guys. That sucks to have to work that hard and have your life taken away. She better announce thier deaths during her concert shoot. Dying for her performance.



  14. 14

    How sad i feel for those hurt in the accident



  15. 15

    R.I.P



  16. 16

    Re: Spindoc

    Yes that's right Spindoc, she just decided to do it to get more attention and sell more tickets on the most successful solo tour EVER! Ur sum sick fuck! Can't believe there's people like u in the world that come out with comments like that. U wouldnt be so smart if it was a relative of yours would u?



  17. 17

    Knock it the fuck off!! It was an ACCIDENT. Any time you work with heavy equiptment, there is an inherent risk MADGE is NOT in any way liable. The promoters and venue probably carry liability insurance. THAT is who you sue…



  18. 18

    "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. However, I do have room for several more children and I am in desperate need of a shade between white and black….Thank you!"



  19. 19

    Our thoughts 2 them …

  20. Laury says – reply to this


    20

    Dying for Madonna. What a way to go. I know it's not exactly her fault but… I still hope they sue her.



  21. 21

    Re: Brainbug – LOL@ "Sour & Stale Tour." Indeed. Europeans and the Third World love America's rejects and old has-beens like Madonna.

  22. picao says – reply to this


    22

    Re: Brainbug – The CD released last year…you must be a child, a year can seem like a long time, and your desperate need for your favorite artists who cant hold a candle or come close to what shes accomplished in the guiness book of world records probably has you frightened too. Dont be afraid of her little one.

  23. picao says – reply to this


    23

    People are hired to build the set, madonna is not a contractor, she discusses what she wants and the contractors tell her whats possible then she decides to hire or not. As tragic as it is any negligence that caused this accident doesn't have any direct blame to be put on madonna. Im grateful she wasn't on it.



  24. 24

    Re: Long Dong Connery – Yea she died, but she is MADONNA–and she came right back to life!!! Then she sang a song!! Then she popped out a baby from every nation!!!



  25. 25

    Re: picao – Oh that's right, it was 2008! The CD came & went so fast that it seems like a decade ago. Her accomplishments in Guiness Book (who cares?) don't scare me, but you know what does? People who waste their money on someone who has lost her edge and creativity and relies on people like Timbaland, Timberlake, Darkchild, etc. to keep her relevant. Not to mention horrible acting talents and terrible plastic surgery. Now THOSE scare me.



  26. 26

    Re: jesyrene – you do know the US is heading straight in the direction of a Third World country right? Nah you probably don't know, you hardly know your own name…



  27. 27

    Re: Re-inventor – well arnt you all smiles today



  28. 28

    That sounded completely insincere…



  29. 29

    once more with a bit more heart and emotion and sincerity madonna. c'mon, i know you can do better. bitch probably didn't even write the note.



  30. 30

    Re: cosmos – You said "Re: Spindoc –
    Yes that's right Spindoc, she just decided to do it to get more attention and sell more tickets on the most successful solo tour EVER! Ur sum sick fuck! Can't believe there's people like u in the world that come out with comments like that. U wouldnt be so smart if it was a relative of yours would u? "
    _________________________________

    She is so devestated that she isn't bothering to postpone the tour…no of course not, that would cost money, she is so devestated that she hasn't reached out to the families of the people hurt, no that would cost her valuable minutes…but she has time to go to the press and talk about just how "Devestated" she is. Please, that woman hasn't had a real emotion in her head since her diaphram broke in 10th grade.



  31. 31

    I feel for his family. RIP!



  32. 32

    Could it be? Is Madonna actually growing a heart?



  33. 33

    Re: omgggg – she hired a ghost writer to knock this lame apology together. all for PR!



  34. 34

    WOW



  35. 35

    oh god thats horrible…and sue her??? she's not even in france you assholes she's in italy….don't comment on things you know NOTHING about



  36. 36

    I will never understand why people hate Madonna so much. The tickets were sold months ago….she doesnt need publicity to sell them. Her name is in the papers practically everyday. I think she is freaked out and now probably thinks the stage will fall on her, as so many of you seem to wish on her. Appreciate the icon now before she is gone. Or eat your words and regret not showing respect, the same way people are acting about MJ



  37. 37

    Re: Dawo – Why are you telling her to stay strong? She didn't lose anyone or anything except for a concert…boo hoo….
    .
    It's the families of these poor people who deserve the sentiments of strength! NOT her! She won't shed a tear, or lose any sleep…..I'm sure she can't even remember their names, if she ever bothered to try.
    .
    Feel bad for the families of the people who got hurt and/or died because of her concert….not her.



  38. 38

    Workers compensation suit I hope…and I hope somehow Madonna has the "charity" to take a little out of her HUGE concert profits to pay this roadie's family some cash as my bet would be he was the breadwinner. Her heart may go out but lets see if the cash does too.



  39. 39

    Re: rated M for the QUEEN – Yes, sue HER!!!! It doesn't matter if she was in the same country or not….it's HER concert, HER production, HER faulty stage, HER workers, HER production and planning and design company's safety issue…therefore….HER liability!



  40. 40

    the show is cancelled and she "just" received the news? please. she's probably more concerned with the money she's losing.



  41. 41

    Sad- but still can't stand HER!



  42. 42

    she need stopping her farts while the kunt spread her legs



  43. 43

    Ummm…how heartfelt.



  44. 44

    "im devastated that i have to pay out so much money to the families of the dead workers …"



  45. 45

    Sorry, Perez, not heartfelt at all. I bet 'it' is mad because some shows are being cancelled. Vulgar vag is disconnected from human compassion; nothing but an empty shell. 'Wish the media would elaborate on her inability to connect with humans.



  46. 46

    Re: **Me**Luv**Gaga** – #34. This sounds about right!!!



  47. 47

    Re: rated M for the QUEEN – #36 Are you an adulator who is nothing but a mere 'object' to this famous whore?



  48. 48

    omg thats horrible…
    but i hate madonna lmao



  49. 49

    davo_o:
    "im devastated that i have to pay out so much money to the families of the dead workers …"

    LOL!!!



  50. 50

    Hello….They might sue but it isn't her fault. Last I checked Madonna was a performer, not a stage handler. I am sure this is the last thing Madonna would want to happen and she doesn't need additional PR for her tour…it is Madonna. Duh.

  51. @v@ says – reply to this


    51

    Money talks.



  52. 52

    Nice statement, written and prepared by Liz Rosenberg, no doubt.



  53. 53

    OMG!



  54. 54

    Re: bloggerquest – she wasnt there fuckface!



  55. 55

    why the fuck are people acting like madonna pushed the equipment onto her crew? leave her alone!



  56. 56

    That's so sweet. I hope she sleeps well knowing her music caused a death.



  57. 57

    some of these comments are really vile …stop bashing this woman already ..

  58. m.j says – reply to this


    58

    How come their statements have to sound so…professional. I mean when celebrities write stuff like this it sounds like robots wrote it. Or better yet their publicist.



  59. 59

    they may well sue…
    but that is what insurance is for… to cover ACCIDENTS like this!
    and it wont be madonna personally they will be sueing, it will most likely be the promoters or the actual contractors who were hired to build the stage.
    god, she wasnt even there and even if she was, madonna is not a supervisor, how can people seriously say she is to blame.
    anyway, if madonna employed a company to erect the stage, she may even sue them!!!



  60. 60

    She is so fucking insincere!



  61. 61

    Re: **Me**Luv**Gaga**

    retarded turd… it´s a shame for the world your ugly mother gave birth to a fucking ugly piece of shit like you



  62. 62

    And….or But…..
    Madonna…..Hummm….Easy come easy go…..?

    The Miss



  63. 63

    "I am devastated." I, I, I, Me, Me, Me… It always has to be about her…



  64. 64

    I think people "Hate" Madonna because she seems too "perfect" no breakdowns no rehab, no cellulite, no long absences or illnesses. She has lived a disciplined life and should be commended for that. Construction accidents happen everyday what can you do? But express your sympathy, life must go on!