Houston Show Confirmed

January 28th, 2011

The Houston area parrothead club dropped the date two weeks ago, and now it’s confirmed by the venue and Margaritaville.com.

Jimmy Buffett will perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, Texas on Thursday, May 5th.

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, February 5th at 10 am CT. Ticket prices are $46, $86,and $136.

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Doctor in 1st Row Describes How Lucky Jimmy Was

January 28th, 2011

Dr. Gordian Fulde, who was in the first row at the Sydney concert on Australia Day, writes for the Daily Telegraph describing how he helped Jimmy after his fall and how serious it was:

You just knew it was bad. Watching it, it was like in slow motion because the show was all over, everybody was signing out mentally and physically.

Jimmy fell so horribly and I saw the angle and what he hit. I thought he might have had spinal injuries.

The reflexes kicked in and I went over to the fence and told security who I was, even though I didn’t look like a doctor dressed in shorts, a tank top and sandals.

This all happened in seconds. I jumped the fence and got to him the moment after he landed.

No matter how many patients you have seen it is still a shock when you have this crumpled human being, blood pouring out, they are white as a sheet, they are totally limp and you just don’t know what is wrong with them, what injuries they have.

The difficulty I had was it was a very small space and I didn’t want to straighten him out in case he had neck or spinal injuries.

Jimmy was crumpled up so he couldn’t breath properly, but he had a strong heart beat.

Behind me, I couldn’t really hear the crowd.

I heard a gasp of despair because anyone who saw it knew it had to be bad.

He was bleeding profusely from a very bad cut to his scalp. After a while, he started to wake up but was dazed.

As we wheeled him into the back of the ambulance he wanted to wave to fans.

I joined him in the ambulance to St Vincent’s Hospital and by the time he got there he began to recall the incident and was talking.

Continue reading Dr. Fulde’s column here.

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Buffett Posts Video Message for Fans

January 27th, 2011

A bandaged-up Jimmy Buffett just posted a video message to fans on his website.

In it he thanks the fans for their outpouring of support and vows to be back to Australia and New Zealand soon.

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Coral Reefers on JB’s Fall

January 27th, 2011

Some of the Coral Reefer Band have posted messages to their social networking sites on what has transpired over the past day.

Nadirah Shakoor:

Thank you everyone for your kind words and concern for JB I will pass them on to him. We are all still a bit shaken but you know JB he’s already writing a song about it. 🙂

Peter Mayer:

Thanks for your best wishes, prayers and comments. While we’re sad to cancel the show in Auckland, it’s the best thing. Jimmy is resting up. He was very fortunate to not have had worse injuries from his fall. He’s tough, he bounces and he’ll be back soon. PM

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New Zealand Show Cancelled

January 27th, 2011

After suffering a nasty fall on Wednesday night in Sydney, Jimmy Buffett has cancelled his show at the Auckland Viaduct on Te Wero Island this Saturday night:

Jimmy spent the night in hospital and has since been discharged. He was scheduled to perform at the Auckland Viaduct on Te Wero Island this Saturday night but unfortunately, he will be cancelling the New Zealand show to allow himself time to recover from his injuries.

Jimmy would like to thank all of his fans for their support, and wants them all to know that he will return.

All tickets purchased from eventfinder.co.nz will be automatically refunded to the credit card used for the purchase in full on Friday 28th January 2011. Eventfinder asks that patrons please allow up to 3 days for this to appear on their credit card statement. Patrons with an enquiry regarding their refund can contact support@eventfinder.co.nz.

(hat tip Melissa)

Tagged in International, Personal/Family, Touring