Singer Leona Lewis Fell Down an Elevator Shaft!

Entertainment Jun. 3, 2010 AT 11:24AM
Singer Leona Lewis Fell Down an Elevator Shaft! Credit: Arnold Turner/

"Bleeding Love" singer Leona Lewis somehow avoided bloodshed during a terrifying mishap last Friday: she fell down an elevator shaft!

Lewis, 25, was performing at a Sheffield, England concert when an onstage elevator (or "lift" in British parlance) malfunctioned.

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"We have been having problems with the lift," the Grammy nominee told Bang Showbiz. "It had been going fine in rehearsals and then I had a bit of an accident and fell down the lift shaft. It was quite scary."

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Despite the tumble, "I was lucky not to get injured," she confirmed. "Fortunately it happened during a blackout on set and didn’t affect the show and none of the audience saw anything. I got a shock and had to be rescued.”

Ever the trooper, Lewis continued the show. "I had to just get back up and carry on."

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It's not the singer's first violent incident: back in October, a male fan punched her in the face during a London book signing. She told her fans at the time that it was "a horrible shock and left me extremely hurt and upset."

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