Kurt Masur, former music director of the New York Philharmonic, was hospitalized after an onstage injury at Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris.
The 84-year-old conductor fell from the podium into the front row of the audience while conducting the National Orchestra of France on Thursday night.
Masur was taken to Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris, where reports say he didn't sustain serious injuries and will soon be released. No audience members were injured during the incident.
"He fell upside down onto his back because his left foot was too near the edge of the podium. It's not linked to health problems. He's as healthy as anyone of his age," the orchestra's spokeswoman, Camille Grabowski, told the Associated Press.