Just days after a portion of Madonna’s stage collapsed in Marseille, France, killing two workers and injuring at least eight, [artist id="1098"]Madonna[/artist] visited the scene of the accident and continued to pay tribute to the victims.
According to People, Madonna arrived in Marseille on Sunday — the day her show at the city’s Stade Velodrome was originally scheduled to take place — and visited with the family of Charles Criscenzo, the French stage technician killed when a partially built roof at the venue collapsed, bringing a crane down onto the stage.
Along with her two youngest children, David and Mercy, Madonna also visited injured workers at two area hospitals.
Madonna first heard of the Marseille accident while on tour in Italy. She announced that she was canceling her Sticky & Sweet tour stop in the city and released a statement through her concert promoter, Live Nation, that expressed her condolences to the families of the injured and the dead.
“I am devastated to have just received this tragic news,” the statement read. “My prayers go out to those who were injured and their families, along with my deepest sympathy to all those affected by this heartbreaking news.”
Along with Criscenzo, 53, a second technician, Charles Prow, 23, from Great Britain, also died from injuries sustained in the accident. Various reports list anywhere from eight to 12 additional workers as being seriously injured, including an American who is in critical condition and two others in serious condition. According to the London Times, French police have launched an investigation into the collapse.
After canceling the Marseille show, Madonna will next return to the stage Tuesday (July 21), when the Sticky & Sweet tour hits Barcelona, Spain.