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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer hurts herself onstage in Sydney...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer KAREN O has been hospitalised in AUSTRALIA after hurting herself during a gig.

The band are Down Under playing a warm-up show in anticipation of their gig at the Livid festival in Sydney on Saturday (October 11).

At the Sydney Metro show Karen fell off the stage after four songs. She climbed back onstage, performed ‘Maps’, but complaining of pains the show ended, and she was taken to the local hospital accident and emergency. Her boyfriend Angus Andrew, frontman in support band The Liars, went with her.

As NME.COM went to press it was unclear to the extent of her injuries. However, a spokesperson for the band confirmed the singer had been for a check-up.

Before visiting Australia the group played a number of shows supporting White Stripes, and then embarked on a tour of Japan. Following their trip to Australia the trio will head back to their native North American tour for one last tour before the end of the year.