Popular singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett finished his show with a "Thank you, good night and God bless," to his fans - and a moment later had dropped off the stage, landing on his face.
Buffett, a popular artiste in Australia had performed at the Opera House for three packed shows before the last Australia Day performance. His show, which was taking place in the country after twenty years was punctuated with a lot of patriotic references to Australia.
Horrified fans were asked to leave while he lay on the floor bleeding with a head injury. He was taken to Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital, in Darlinghurst, thirty minutes after the accident and had a CAT scan that was normal.