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Sugarland Talks State Fair Stage Collapse Tragedy

Posted Monday August 15, 2011 2:33 PM GMT

In wake of Saturday's (August 13) devastating stage collapse, Sugarland has opened voiced their thoughts and feelings - as well as their prayers of hope - for those affected by the tragedy.

The accident, which has left five people dead and dozens injured, happened just as the band was readying to take the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand stage at the Indiana State Fair, as high winds apparently caused the apparatus to give way.

While a memorial is to take place on the fairgrounds today (August 15), Sugarland frontwoman Jennifer Nettles has offered up her own heart-filled tribute to those affected by the horrific event.

Taking to the band's website, Nettles wrote, "I am so moved. Moved by the grief of those families who lost loved ones. Moved by the pain of those who were injured and the fear of their families. Moved by the great heroism as I watched so many brave Indianapolis fans actually run toward the stage to try and help lift and rescue those injured. Moved by the quickness and organization of the emergency workers who set up the triage and tended to the injured."

Jennifer continued, "There are no words to process a moment of this magnitude and gravity. There are only prayers for peace in the hearts of the bereft, and prayers of thanksgiving for those who were spared or safe. A piece of our heart is left in that grandstand. May God provide peace and healing to the people of Indianapolis."

She later added, "We wish to pass along our most sincere thanks for the messages of love, prayer and support from our fan family. We'll post any further updates here as they become available."

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