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Young expresses sympathy after stage hand’s fatal fall

By | Published on Monday 19 July 2010

Will Young said he was “shocked and saddened” last week after a member of the stage crew at his concert at Rochester Castle fell to his death shortly before the show was due to begin. The unnamed man in his forties was working backstage when he fell from some staging and suffered fatal head injuries. He was rushed to Medway Maritime Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The incident caused the concert to be delayed, but it did go ahead after the police and Health & Safety Executive gave the event the all clear. Although a PA announcement before the show asked for any audience members who may have witnessed the fall to come forward, Young says he himself was not made aware of the seriousness of the incident until after the concert.

He said on Friday: “I am shocked and so saddened by last night’s tragic accident before the Rochester show. I was unaware of the seriousness of the incident until after I left the stage. My deepest sympathy goes out to the bereaved family”.