A woman was seriously hurt on Saturday after falling and hitting her head at a Guns N’ Roses concert in Tel Aviv when trying to climb onto the stage in the middle of the show.
The fan was one of nearly 62,000 people — an Israeli record — who had gathered at the city’s Yarkon Park to hear the concert.
Some Hebrew media reports said that the woman, in her late 20s, appeared to be drunk when she tried to climb up the side of the stage during the performance. She then fell off and injured her head.
Medics at the show gave her first aid and she was transferred to Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital while unconscious and on a respirator. However, medics said her injuries were not life threatening.
In total, 55 people required treatment at the show, according to the Ynet news site.
This was not the first medical emergency at a concert this summer. In May, a woman went int labor at a Justin Bieber concert.
The promoter of the show for the American hard rock band said earlier this month that the concert would be the largest ever held in the country.
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The hard rock band, which formed in 1985, sold 61,900 tickets, more tickets for an Israel show than any other band, said promoter, Guy Beser, of Bluestone group. Britney Spears had 55,000 fans at her show earlier this month at the same venue.
Guns N’ Roses has sold over 100 million records, making it one of the best-selling bands of all time.
The band, which was founded in 1985, with its first studio album, 1987’s “Appetite for Destruction,” featuring the number-one single “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” was known for a new brand of hard rock and for hedonism reminiscent of the early Rolling Stones.
Its May 1993 concert in Tel Aviv was part of a major, two-year world tour following the 1991 twin albums, “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II,” which sold a combined 35 million copies worldwide.
It was that tour which led to tremendous tensions in the band, following significant drug and alcohol abuse by members of the group. The band was last in Israel during that 1993 tour, although Axl Rose performed in Israel in 2012 with a different mix of band members.