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"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.

"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."

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."

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."