A Robbie Williams fan has died after falling down six rows of seats at a new Sydney stadium.
Robyn Hall, a grandmother in her 70s, suffered serious head injuries when she “lost her footing” as she stepped over seats on the opening night of the pop star’s Australian XXV tour on Thursday.
Paramedics rushed her from the 2022-built Allianz Stadium to hospital where she was put in an induced coma.
But she died on Monday after four days in intensive care, a hospital spokesman confirmed.
“I haven’t got the words to say what my mum meant to me taken from under me,” her son Michael said in a social media tribute.
“My best friend is no longer with me and [my brother] Glen. I love you for ever.”
Attempting to leave the concert
Mrs Hall was attempting to leave the concert at the 42,500-seater stadium in Sydney’s eastern Moore Park suburb when the incident occurred shortly after 10pm on Nov 16.
“Rather than use stairs, the woman attempted to step over seating rows,” said a spokesman for Venues NSW, which operates the stadium. “She lost her footing and fell.
“This is a terribly sad incident and our thoughts and wishes are with the patron and their family during this time.”
An off-duty doctor and a stadium steward rushed to Mrs Hall’s aid before paramedics took over.
“We treated her on scene to injuries to her face and head and took her to St Vincent’s Hospital in a critical condition,” an NSW Ambulance spokesperson confirmed.
Williams is yet to comment on the incident.
The former Take That singer’s nine-date Australian tour is now completely sold out.
He is set to perform on Wednesday at the 30,000-seater AAMI Park in Melbourne, Victoria.
A four-part Netflix docuseries of his life is also set to be released this month.