It happens to the best of us! During a performance of “Living For Love” at the Brit Awards on February 25, Madonna slipped and tumbled off the stage. After being inundated with messages of support from fans, the pop star posted her own message on Instagram alongside an image of the infamous cape that caused the minor incident.
“Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight!” she wrote. “But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I’m fine!”
Madonna, 56, fell backwards down three steps after her cape refused to detach. Her outfit, which quickly became the talking point of the evening on the Twittersphere, was the creation of her stylist B Akerlund. Alongside the cape it featured a custom-made sleek leather jacket which was embellished with black crystals and ruby stones as well as an "M" emblem.
The evening’s hosts made sure they didn’t miss out on the opportunity for a spot of comedy over the legendary star’s mishap. Ant and Dec jested: “Ta for all your lovely messages, we really enjoyed it. We’re stuck in A&E with @Madonna. Still an hour wait…… #BRITs2015.”
Former Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox also chimed in: “Madonna was nearly a magonna. What a trouper. Here’s @gregjames screaming cos he can see the future.”
Meanwhile, comedian Alan Carr also couldn’t resist a jibe, saying: “That Minotaur that dragged Madonna down the stairs is SO unemployed right now.”
With more than three decades of experience on the stage, Madonna proved herself a true performer by picking herself up and after a brief pause, continuing her high-octane performance.
The singer’s highly anticipated act was her first at the annual awards show in 20 years.