As we reported last night, pop icon Madonna took a nasty tumble while performing onstage at the Brit Awards, and as we again reported earlier, the 56-year-old could well have been left muttering, “That’s gonna hurt come winter” after her fall.
As to what caused her fall, it seems that the cape Madonna was wearing became entangled in the horns that one of her dancers was wearing, and as she sang “I let down my guard”, a line from her hit Living for Love, she was dragged backwards and landed heavily at the foot of the steps.
Oh irony, you are a one…
However, though Madonna later took to Instagram to insist that she was fine, and to thank her fans for their messages of support, insiders reckon that the singer was “livid” over the drama.
And having explained that Madonna had had a whole team working on the Armani cape nonstop for days, an unnamed source told the Daily Mirrorthat Madonna “stormed out immediately after her performance”.
The insider added, “Her team were left to pack up and ship out sharpish…
“When she fell, the room fell silent. The atmosphere wasn’t as if someone had died, it was as if someone had been massacred.”
As mentioned above, Madonna wrote online, “Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight!
“But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes!
“I’m fine! #livingforlove.”
Meanwhile, the Twittersphere positively exploded with amused tweets about the incident, and comedian Alan Carr wrote, “That Minotaur that dragged Madonna down the stairs is SO unemployed right now.”
However, there was one post – from Aaron Davison on Twitter – that we’ve been tittering at for hours now…
“Following her fall at The Brits, Madonna has unwittingly invented a new genre of music. Hip-Op.”
Another wrote, “Literally watched madonna’s lil indecent 6 times and it gets funnier every time omg i’m going to hell.”
Well, you and me both then Twitter user, but at least it’s warm and there’ll be people I know there.
However, another Twitter user came over all grassy-knoll about it, tweeting, “THEY TRIED TO KILL HER?!? # BRITAwards # Madonna.”
Yes, that’s exactly what happened. Assassination via the medium of a cloak is the new anthrax after all…
But without further ado, here’s a look at the moment poor old Madonna went ar*e over t*t at the Brits…