Robbie Williams Fan Passes Away After Severe Fall At Sydney Show

22 November 2023 | 9:29 am | Mary Varvaris

The woman was in "critical condition" when she was rushed into hospital last week.

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A woman in her seventies who attended Robbie Williams’ show at Allianz Stadium in Sydney (Eora) last week has passed away. She was rushed to hospital last week in “critical condition” after a severe fall.

It’s reported that she fell down six rows of seats during Williams’ performance – she’d apparently been trying to climb over “several rows of seats” when she slipped – leading to injuries to her head and face. The show finished at 10 pm, and paramedics were called to the scene at 10:15 pm.

A Sydney’s St Vincent’s hospital representative told Guardian Australia that the woman passed away on Monday (20 November) after being placed in an induced coma when she arrived at the hospital last Thursday.

On Thursday, NSW Ambulance said paramedics were “called in to reports of a woman in her seventies who had fallen”, after which they “treated her on the scene to injuries to her face and head and took her to St Vincent’s Hospital in a critical condition”.

A spokesperson for Venues NSW also clarified that in the time it took for paramedics to arrive, the injured woman was “attended to immediately by venue staff and a nearby guest who is a qualified medical professional”.

Robbie Williams continues his Australian tour tonight in support of his latest album, XXV. He performs back-to-back concerts at AAMI Park in Melbourne (Naarm) tonight and tomorrow, followed by shows in Geelong (Djilang), Adelaide (Kaurna) (as part of this year’s Adelaide 500 program) and Perth (Boorloo).

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Reviewing last week’s Sydney show for The Music, writer David James Young wrote: “Williams makes the daunting task of performing to a packed stadium look like easy work, simultaneously playing to the back rows while making them feel like they're right up against the crowd barrier. He's the entertainer – and tonight, same as every night, he's entertained.”

Earlier this month, Williams became the star of a self-titled documentary series on Netflix. The four-episode limited series explores different periods of the singer’s life, including experiences with drugs and alcohol, his history of depression, and the frayed relationships he held with his former Take That bandmates.