Kevin Costner Skirts Death in Stage Collapse

Actor Kevin Costner narrowly skirted death this weekend in a tragic stage collapse that killed one person and injured a score of others on Saturday. Costner and his band, Modern West, were just about to take to the stage when the structure dramatically collapsed during a windstorm at a festival near Edmonton, Canada.


Country music singer Billy Currington was just finishing his set when the main stage was torn apart by severe winds on Saturday night. Kevin Costner and his band were waiting in the wings to take to the stage in just a few minutes. Costner and Currington escaped serious injury in the incident, but several of their band members were reportedly taken to the hospital.

One person was killed in the collapse and up to 60 people were injured in the devastation, according to various media reports. Costner was reportedly seen helping free fans and performers from the wreckage before heading to the hospital to offer his support to the injured.

Watch video footage of firefighters combing the wreckage of the stage here.