Latest On Jimmy Buffett’s Condition

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band

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No cheeseburger in paradise could have softened his fall. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jimmy Buffett[/lastfm], wrapping up his last show in Sydney, Australia, was rushed to a local hospital after falling off the stage at the end of the show.

According to, there may have been some lighting issues that may have messed with his vision, and he appeared to walk right off the stage and landed on his head.

An audience member told TMZ that Buffett was unconscious anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes and that he had a huge gash in his head.

UPDATE 1/26/11 5:30pm: According to, Buffett has been released from the hospital.

Jimmy Buffett’s website released the follow statement: “Update from Australia: As you probably already know, Jimmy had an accident while performing in Sydney last night and was taken to the hospital. The doctors say he is doing well and will be released tomorrow. More info as we get it, and thank you for all of your well-wishes!”

Get well soon, Mr. Buffett! We look forward to partying with you soon!


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