Award Shows February 27, 2015
Madonna Reveals Injuries from 'Horror Show' at BRIT Awards
She said she was “fine,” but Madonna actually suffered multiple injuries when she fell during her BRIT Awards performance.
The 56-year-old stopped by “The Jonathan Ross Show” and told the host, “I didn't hurt my butt, I hurt my head.”
She continued, "I know how to fall. I've fallen off my horse many times, and I tucked, and I have good core strength… but the thing is, I had a little bit of a whiplash, and I smacked the back of my head. So, there was a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3 a.m. making sure that I was still compos mentis."
It sounds like the megastar's ego was a little bruised too.
"It was a horrible nightmare, because I like to be amazing," she said. "Seriously, I rehearse and I rehearse and I rehearse, so that when I do the show it's effortless, and I create magic, and I did the opposite. I actually created a horror show for everyone."
“Living for Love,” the song she was performing when she fell, includes lyrics like “let me fall down” and “watched me stumble.”
Madonna addressed the irony, saying, "I'm never writing lyrics like that again! The universe was trying to teach me a lesson, I guess.”
She also explained how the terrible tumble happened. "Everybody was worried that my cape was going to slide off because it's quite heavy, so they tied it really tight around my neck… so here I am marching in like a queen, and I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled my silky string, and it would not come undone. And my two lovely Japanese dancers basically strangled me off the stage. I had a choice: I could either be strangled or fall with the cape, and I fell."
Madonna didn't let her injuries get her down. In addition to her visit to "The Jonathan Ross Show," she was also spotted dining with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on Thursday, and even hosted an A-list party at Annabelle's in Mayfair!