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.
“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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