- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Country duo Sugarland says it is devastated that people “want to point fingers and try to sensationalize” an Aug. 13 stage collapse that killed seven people and injured 58 before the band’s show at the Indiana State Fair.

The band issued a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday after its attorneys responded to a lawsuit by saying that injuries to fans were at least partly “their own fault.”

Sugarland manager Gail Gellman said fans are “the single most important thing” to the duo.

The collapse occurred when high winds toppled rigging holding lighting and other equipment. The band’s attorneys call the winds an “act of God” and say fair officials and Mid-America Sound Corp. were responsible for the stage setup.


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