Who Had the Most Awful Onstage Moment?

Published January 27, 2011

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Parrotheads had good reason to be upset this week.

Beloved "Margaritaville" singer Jimmy Buffett was released from an Australian hospital on Thursday, a day after he took a horrifying fall off the stage during a concert in Sydney.

"Jimmy has been released from the hospital and is doing well," reads a statement on margaritaville.com, though a concert planned for Saturday in New Zealand has been canceled.

In video footage, the 64 year-old singer is seen stepping off the front of the stage at Hordern Pavilion and falling to the concrete floor.

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Dr. Gordian Fulde, head of the emergency department at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, said Buffett "really took a very nasty tumble."

"He just didn't see the drop in front of the stage," Fulde, who was at the concert, told Australia's Seven Network.

"I heard the crack and I thought this guy has broken his neck. He had a head injury and he lost consciousness ... [but] scans show that he's OK," Fulde added.

Whew -- sounds like it was a close call. Buffett had just finished singing the line, "It's been a lovely cruise, I'm sorry it's ended," when he fell off the stage and was rushed to a hospital.

Audience member Dan Bateman, 30, told The Daily Telegraph that Buffett fell face first off the stage.

"We were in the 10th row and it looked like he did a massive face plant after his encore and pretty much didn't get up,'' Bateman said. "Everyone was pretty horrified.''

Buffett is the latest celebrity to have a frightening, disturbing or just plain embarrassing on-stage moment circulate through the media.

From Buffett's fall to Ashlee Simpson's lip-syncing disaster to Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction," let us know: Who had the most awful onstage moment?