Ouch! Madonna's BRITs Fall Gave Her Whiplash
The Living For Love singer has branded the whole incident "a nightmare" during an interview with Jonathan Ross...
During an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show, Madge told the host how she now has whiplash after crashing down four stairs while singing new track Living For Love.
Speaking of the accident - which occurred when a dancer yanked her cape, not realising Madonna was still attached to it - the Queen of Pop said: “I'm a creature of habit I rehearse everything, everything, everything.
"I was thrown a wrench at the beginning of the performance. I was told to tie my cape and start much further back and I had to walk further and everyone was worried my cape was slide off so they tied it really tight around my neck.”
She continued: “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.
"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."
According to The Mirror, Wossy then tried to show Madonna a clip of the incident, leaving her to state: "I don't want to see it, don't make me watch.
"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."
The 56-year old legend was also keen to quash rumours that the whole thing had been a publicity stunt, especially as her new single contains the lyrics: “Lifted me up, and watched me stumble/ After the heartache, I'm gonna carry on.”
She went on: “I'm never writing lyrics like that again the universe was trying to teach me a lesson.
"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.”
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Madge added: "I am always nervous of live TV, when you singing you can't make any mistakes, the worst thing is you fall down stairs.
"I like to make my shows dangerous but then there is danger."
And finally, what about her new nemesis, the Armani cape? "No more capes, cape fear is over”, she joked.