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Stage collapses during Cheap Trick set at Ottawa Bluesfest (Video)


GALLERY: Click the image above to view more images of the stage collapse.

(Watch video of the aftermath here.)

The Ottawa Bluesfest stage where Cheap Trick was playing Sunday night collapsed due to severe weather. None of the band members were injured, but at least five others were, according to the Associated Press.

According to an official statement on the festival’s Facebook page, none of the injuries are serious. Three people who were hospitalized have since been released, CTV News Ottawa reports.

Mark Monahan, the festival’s executive director, called the incident a “freak situation” at a press conference Monday, CBC News reports. The collapse will be investigated by the Ontario Ministry of Labor.

“Everyone is okay and we are so lucky to be alive and hope that all the fans are okay too,” Cheap Trick said on Facebook. The band, known for hits “Surrender” and “I Want You To Want Me,” has posted more photos of the aftermath here.

Watch raw video of the terrifying moment when the festival’s main stage fell here.


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