A 53-year-old French man was killed when a stage being built for madonna's upcoming Marseilles concert in France collapsed, CNN reported.

The incident took place on Thursday afternoon at Marseilles Stade Velodrome, where Madonna was due to perform on Sunday.

Madonna issued the following statement, I am devastated to have just received this tragic news. My prayers go out to those who were injured and their families along with my deepest sympathy to all those affected by this heartbreaking news, TMZ reported.

Due to the collapse at least one of the Diva's shows have been cancelled, CNN reported.