Madonna Fell Backwards Down a Flight of Stairs Onstage During Her Brit Awards Performance — Watch the Horror Unfold Here

Madonna fell backwards down a flight of stairs onstage at the Brit Awards David M. Benett/Getty Images

OMG, ow. Madonna took what looked like a painful tumble during her performance at the UK’s Brit Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The songstress was singing her latest single “Living For Love” when she fell backwards off the raised platform she was singing on. It appeared as if one of the star’s backup dancers was attempting to pull off her cape. After hitting the ground hard, a Nicolas Jebran- clad Madonna recovered and continued singing.

Madonna falling at the Brits
Madonna on stage at the Brit Awards.
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The performance — and fall, which had Madge visibly shaken up — was the award show’s big finale. To make matters worse, this was Madonna’s first Brit Awards appearance in 20 years — and she seemed nervous ahead of her performance. 

“Yes………s—tting myself. Not gonna lie! Even though #bitchimmadonna #rebelheart,” she tweeted before she took the stage, making her nerves well-known.

“Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight!” she explained via Instagram after the snafu. “But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I’m fine! #livingforlove.”

The Brit Awards were streamed live on YouTube before the telecast on Fuse as well. Fellow performers included Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, and Kanye West.

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