Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized : Jimmy Buffett Fall
Singer Jimmy Buffet’s camp has released the following statement through his website, margaritaville.com:
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!
The 64-year-old singer Jimmy Buffett was rushed to a hospital in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, January 26, after he fell offstage and remained unconscious for several minutes. Australia newspaper reports that Buffett was just wrapping up the encore of his concert at the Hordem Pavillion and singing the lines, “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 lay on the floor with his head bleeding as paramedics made their way to the venue and concertgoers were urged to leave.
James William “Jimmy” Buffett born December 25, 1946 is a singer, songwriter, author, businessman, and movie producer. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an “island escapism” lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett’s musical hits include “Margaritaville” (No. 234 on RIAA’s list of “Songs of the Century”), and “Come Monday”. He has a devoted base of fans known as “Parrotheads”.
Aside from his career in music, Buffett is also a best-selling writer and is involved in two restaurant chains named after two of his best known songs, “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Margaritaville”. He owns the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain and co-developed the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant concept with OSI Restaurant Partners (parent of Outback Steakhouse), which operates the chain under a licensing agreement with Buffett.