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Last Updated: Friday, 6 August, 2004, 19:35 GMT 20:35 UK
Madonna rigger injured after fall
A rigger who was working as part of Madonna's production crew has been injured in an accident during preparations for her latest tour.

The man suffered a broken arm and leg in the accident at Earl's Court.

The London Ambulance Service said the rigger was flown by air ambulance to hospital after falling 30ft.

Madonna begins her UK tour in Manchester on 14 August and is scheduled to play Earl's Court on 18 and 19 August.

An ambulance spokesman said: "We received a call from Earl's Court at 1pm to say that a man had fallen approximately 30ft.

"An ambulance and air ambulance were called and crews were on the scene for around two hours because there were difficulties moving the patient. His main injuries appeared to be to his shoulder and arm."

Madonna's manager Caresse Henry said: "The entire crew, performers and staff, especially Madonna, were very saddened to hear about the accident but are hopeful that he will make a full recovery."

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