Sunday 24 September 2017

'I wanted to be amazing at the Brits and instead I got whiplash,' says Madonna

Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage as her cape is pulled during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage as her cape is pulled during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage as her cape is pulled during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 25, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Madonna fell on stage at the Brit Awards last night, but the veteran pop star did manage to finish her performance
Madonna falls during her performance at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in London. Reuters

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Madonna says she got “whiplash” from falling during her Brit Awards performance.

The 56-year-old Queen of Pop was pulled down a flight of stairs onstage while she sang her new track Living for Love to close the ceremony on Wednesday night.

Madonna falls during her performance at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in London. Reuters
Madonna falls during her performance at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in London. Reuters

Madonna’s plunge to the ground has been sensationalised by the public, and fans have even created a Twitter account devoted to the incident called ‘Madonna’s Cape’.

Read more: Madonna's stylist posts this hilarious image after she falls down at the BRITs

And the songstress admits she’s incredibly shaken up over what happened.

"I'm never writing lyrics like that again the universe was trying to teach me a lesson,” she revealed on UK TV programme The Jonathan Ross Show.

"I didn't hurt my butt but I hurt my head.

"I know how to fall, I have fallen off my horse many times. I had little bit of whiplash, I smacked the back of my head. And I had a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3am to make sure I was compos mentis.”

Madonna performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 25, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Madonna performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 25, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

When host Jonathan attempted to show Madonna a clip of her fall, she declined to see it.

The star simply couldn’t bear to relive it.

"I don't want to see it, don't make me watch,” she said. "It was a nightmare, I like to be amazing, I rehearse and rehearse so when I do a show it is effortless and I create magic. I did the opposite, I actually created a horror show for everyone."

Madonna’s mishap occurred due to a wardrobe malfunction with her specially designed Armani cape.

She noted “no more capes” will be incorporated to her onstage costumes moving forward.

Madonna performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 25, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Madonna performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 25, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

"So here I am marching in like the queen, I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled the silky string and it wouldn't come undone,” she recalled of what happened prior to the tumble occurring.

"My two lovely Japanese dancers they basically strangled me off the stage. I had two choices, I could either be strangled or fall, and I chose to fall."

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