Madonna falls off stage at Brit Awards – then nails her performance

During "Living for Love" the American singer was yanked backwards by her voluminous cape

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This year’s Brit awards ceremony looked set to fade from memory like so many others in recent history until Madonna fell down the stairs after a serious wardrobe malfunction.

The queen of pop, 56, was making her first performance at the Brits in two decades, when just seconds into “Living for Love” she was pulled backwards down a flight of stairs by her backing dancers.

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She fell heavily on to her back, the long cape and hood she had been wearing failing to separate from her other clothes. Ever the professional, Madge continued her performance regardless, with the mishap compounded by the song lyrics she was singing, which repeat: “I will carry on”.


The singer later took to Instagram to reassure fans that she was OK, writing: "Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight! But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I'm fine! ❤️#livingforlove "

The rest of the evening passed off with predictable smoothness with Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith scooping the biggest awards.

Sheeran’s rise from pub backroom singer to multiple Wembley Stadium headliner was confirmed when the Suffolk strummer took the British Male and Best Album awards.


Smith, the Grammy-winning soul singer who took the Brits Critics’ Choice winner a year ago, confirmed his stunning rise, winning the Breakthrough prize and a special Global Success award given to the British act with the greatest international sales.

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