Madonna ‘Devastated' By Fatal Stadium Accident In France

Madonna is "devastated" after an accident at the Stade Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, left one worker dead and six others injured.

As the stage was being prepared for the pop star's concert at the stadium in South France, the roof collapsed on top of several workers, a spokesperson for Madonna confirmed in a statement to Access Hollywood.

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"During construction of the stage for Madonna's scheduled July l9th 'Sticky & Sweet' show at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseilles France, the roof accidentally fell causing injury to seven workers and one death," Madonna's spokesperson, Liz Rosenberg, told Access.

Following the news of the stadium tragedy, Madonna – who was in Udine, Italy at the time on another stop on her "Sticky & Sweet" tour – offered her condolences to everyone involved.

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"I am devastated to have just received this tragic news," she said in a statement to Access. "My prayers go out to those who where injured and their families along with my deepest sympathy to all those affected by this heartbreaking news."

Marseille city councilor Maurice Di Nocera said in addition to the one death, two others had been left in very serious condition, according to the Associated Press.

In addition, four other's suffered various fractures. All of the workers injured were reportedly taken to local hospitals.

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Di Nocera said the roof was about two-thirds complete and collapsed gradually.

"Since it did not collapse right away, that allowed several people to get out, to avoid being hit," he added.

Madonna's July 19 concert in Marseille has been canceled, Di Nocera noted. No makeup date was immediately announced.

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