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July 15, 2010

AR Rahman 'thanks God' no one was killed in stage collapse

London: Music composer AR Rahman has thanked God that nobody from his crew was killed when his stage collapsed last month. Rahman's staff was injured and instruments were destroyed when a lighting rig collapsed during preparations for a gig in Detroit. "I thank God they're all still alive," the BBC quoted him as saying. The incident forced the composer to postpone several American and European dates on his 'Jai Ho' tour. At the time, Rahman said the accident had "a profound effect" on his band, dancers and crew. "But it is the fans to whom I send the most heartfelt apology. It was a stressful time," he added. Rahman has rescheduled shows in North America for September. But on Tuesday he announced that shows planned for Zurich, Paris and Mannheim this weekend have been cancelled "due to circumstances beyond our control". However, he has promised to go back to the US to perform later this year.

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