Madonna says no more capes after 'nightmare' Brits fall gave her whiplash

Madonna says no more capes after 'nightmare' Brits fall gave her whiplash



Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage as her cape is pulled during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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LONDON — It’s probably not a huge surprise to anyone who has watched (or repeatedly watched) Madonna’s epic fall, but the singer has revealed it was just as bad as it looked.

“I had a little bit of whiplash, I smacked the back of my head,” Madonna told The Jonathan Ross Show, which was taped on Thursday.

“And I had a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3am to make sure I was compos mentis.”

Madonna fell during her performance, her first at the Brit Awards in 20 years, after a dancer pulled her cape, sending the material girl into a backwards fall down a short flight of stairs.

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“It was a nightmare,” she said, “I actually created a horror show for everyone.”

She said that there were concerns that her cape would slide off during the performance so it had been tied too tight.

“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 could either be strangled or fall, and I chose to fall,” she said.

But she’s taking Edna from The Incredibles’ advice and banning capes from future performances.

“No more capes. Cape fear is over.”

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