Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at...

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at Jones Beach on Aug. 31, 2010. Credit: Getty

Jimmy Buffett is not having a g'day, mate. The beloved "Margaritaville" singer took a tumble down under when he fell from a stage Wednesday in Australia, while singing an encore at a sold-out Hordern Pavilion concert in Sydney.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Buffet - a longtime North Haven resident - was bleeding from an apparent gash on the head as he was rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital in suburban Darlinghurst. He fell to an area in front of the first-row seats, the paper reported.

The singer's representative released a statement saying that Buffett was "doing well" and would be released Thursday. TMZ.com, however, reported that he was released Wednesday night.

Audience member Dan Bateman, 30, told the Daily Telegraph that Buffett, 64, fell face first. "We were in the 10th row and it looked like he did a massive face plant after his encore and pretty much didn't get up."

Buffett's Australian tour manager, Michael Chugg, took the microphone and told concerned fans to leave immediately, without explanation. Security personnel hustled out the crowd before the ambulance arrived.

Another close-up audience member, Sean Fogarty, told TMZ that as Buffet performed his solo near the end of the show, walking along the edge of the stage, a lighting technician shined "a huge flash of light" along the stage, possibly blinding him momentarily. Fogarty told the site he next heard Buffett's head strike metal on the way to the floor.

Another concertgoer told TMZ it appeared as if Buffet were about to jump off the stage and misjudged the leap.

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