Cheap Trick "Lucky To Be Alive" After Stage Collapse

Members of Cheap Trick narrowly escaped harm last night as the stage at the Ottawa Bluesfest collapsed during a severe thunderstorm which sent the band and fans running for cover. At least five people were injured during the incident, one seriously.

Cheap Trick made it off stage safely, although witnesses report that the band were thrown off their feet.

A message on the band's official Facebook page said: "Everyone is okay and we are so lucky to be alive and hope that all the fans are okay too."

You can check out a video report from the show below.

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.