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Sometimes in life, it doesn’t matter how rich or famous you are - accidents happen. But when they happen in the middle of an important stage performance, it can be pretty mortifying for the star involved.
While Madonna has made headlines around the globe for her fall at the 2015 Brit Awards, she’s in good company. We take a look back at some equally cringe-worthy stage blunders.
Madonna's 2015 Brit Awards performance will go down in history for all of the wrong reasons. When a backup dancer attempted to whip off the Queen of Pop's black designer cape, the singer awkwardly fell backwards down several steps, landing flat on her back. In true pop legend style, Madonna quickly regained her composure, stood up and carried on with her performance.
Singer Pink! is famed for her acrobatic and adventurous stage shows, which means the risk of something going wrong with such scary stunts involved is undoubtedly higher. During her Funhouse Tour in Germany, the star crashed into metal barriers in a fall that looked pretty painful. The singer was heard saying several expletives before being whisked off the stage and taken to the hospital.
The problem with a complicated stage set with lots of levels and stairs is that there’s more room for slip ups. And that’s exactly the problem Justin Bieber faced during a duet with Carly Rae Jepsen during the Believe Tour. As Justin attempted to croon his way down several steps he tripped up in spectacular fashion.
Lady Gaga has also had her fair share of stage stumbles, in particular falling off a piano back in 2011. After attempting to rest one leg on her black grand piano and one leg on her stool, the singer fell backwards.
Even being a part of one of the biggest boy bands in the world isn’t enough to prevent stage slip ups. One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson fell straight back after attempting to run across the stage during a performance of Kiss You in Adelaide, Australia back in 2013.
Aussie Iggy Azalea rapper danced quite literally right off of the front of the stage at a pre-vmas party in 2014. Thankfully the star got away relatively unscathed after being caught by a security guard at the front of the stage.