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Madonna "Devastated" by Stage Collapse Death

A stage being built for a Madonna concert in France collapsed Thursday, killing one worker and injuring six others. Madonna said she was "devastated" by the news.

Workers were building the stage in Marseilles in preparation for the Sunday concert when it collapsed. A 53-year-old French worker was killed. Two other people -- one American and one British -- were seriously injured, while four others suffered minor injuries.

Police officer David Goddin told CNN, "At this point we don't know how it happened, but we are confident no one else is still under the rubble."

"There were a lot of open fractures, of injuries, it was a messy sight," a rescue worker told Agence-France Presse.

In a statement issued by her representative, Liz Rosenberg, Madonna said, "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."

The deputy mayor of Marseille, Jose Allegrini, said Sunday's concert has been cancelled. Madonna was set to play five shows at the Stade Velodrome.


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