An Argentinian singer is fighting for his life in the hospital after falling off from stage.
Sergio Denis, 69, is in an induced coma and battling for life and breathing with the aid of a ventilator after suffering head injuries when he fell from off of the stage.
The concert was held at the Mercedes Sosa theatre in Tucuman, a city in north-west Argentina.
Footage showed the musician real name Héctor Omar Hoffmann, plunging several feet into an open orchestra pit to the horror of fans, an ambulance arrived just in time ,and then he was conveyed to the hospital for medical attention.
His girlfriend Veronica Monti revealed afterwards he had called her minutes before starting his Monday night show to say he was tired and felt like going to bed instead of doing his show.
She added: “We are hoping for a miracle. He speaks with God every night and thinks God listens to him.
“We’re hoping to have better news later today.”
A family member identified as his brother Carlos Hoffman told local media yesterday: “We’ve been to see him in hospital today with his son Federico, we spoke to him and we saw an almost imperceptible movement of his head. We believe he is receiving information.”
He later added: “In some things they’ve told me that he’s improved a little bit so his situation hasn’t worsened but it is serious.”
He was performing a romantic ballad which was one of his career hit called ‘Te Llamo para despedirme’ – which translates as ‘I’m calling you to say goodbye’ – when he suddenly tumbled down from the stage.
This musician has battled major health issues in the past.
In May 2007 he went into cardiac arrest while in the Paraguayan capital Asuncion before being revived by paramedics.
What’s your take on this? is it advisable for a 69 yr old man to be jumping up and down on the stage in the name of live concert at the detriment of his health.What do you sugget?