Madonna falls off stage at Brit Awards

Madonna falls off stage at Brit Awards

Pop star Madonna has fallen off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards.

The singer tumbled down a set of stairs and landed awkwardly, apparently after a dancer tried to remove a cape she was wearing at the start of her routine.

However, she recovered and returned to the stage to finish her song, Living For Love.

She later released a statement saying she was “fine” and her cape had been “tied too tight”.

“Nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up,” she wrote on Instagram, referencing the lyrics to her song. “Thanks for your good wishes!”

Pop star Madonna has fallen off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards.

The singer tumbled down a set of stairs and landed awkwardly, apparently after a dancer tried to remove a cape she was wearing at the start of her routine.

However, she recovered and returned to the stage to finish her song, Living For Love.

She later released a statement saying she was “fine” and her cape had been “tied too tight”.

“Nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up,” she wrote on Instagram, referencing the lyrics to her song. “Thanks for your good wishes!”

Sheeran scooped the night’s main prize, album of the year, for his record X – which was the best-selling record of 2014 in the UK.

“I was really worried abut this album,” he said, accepting his trophy from actor Russell Crowe. “It took a long time to make.”

The star added it had been a “very, very good year for British music”.

“I don’t think a statue gives justification of people’s success,” he continued.

Sheeran also won best British male, while Sam Smith took home best breakthrough artist and the global success award – recognising album sales outside the UK.

“Since I was a little kid I dreamed of people all over the world singing my songs and although I’ve got a long way to go, this shows that I’m stepping in the right direction.”

Earlier, Taylor Swift opened proceedings, playing her hit single Blank Space surrounded by dancers in white suits and bowler hats.

She went on to win best international female, her first award after eight years of releasing records in the UK.

“I started out playing King’s College [in London] and eight years later I’m getting ready to play Hyde Park,” she said backstage. “It’s like… what?”

The star dedicated her award to Sheeran, a close friend, who fanned the flames of her love affair with the UK by “taking me to pubs and showing me how to make a proper cup of tea.”

Both acknowledged their slow-building success in their speeches.

“Oh my god, wow,” said Swift. “I’ve been coming to England and playing shows for eight years and this is my first Brit Award, I’m so happy.”

Paloma Faith won best British female, and also alluded to her slow-building career.

“This has been 13 years in the making and I’m going to gob off a bit,” she told the audience at London’s O2 Arena.

She revealed she’d “been arrested twice” for fly posting in Hackney when she was a young artist, but could now see her face on posters at the tube station outside the venue.

Faith’s third album, A Perfect Contradiction, was the biggest-selling female record in the last year, shifting more than 725,000 copies.

She also gave one of the night’s more elaborate performances, singing Only Love Can Hurt Like This under a streaming waterfall.

Mark Ronson won best single for Uptown Funk, while Brighton rock duo Royal Blood were presented with best British Group by rock legend Jimmy Page.

“This is a huge surprise for us,” said frontman Mike Kerr. “It’s probably even more of a surprise for those of you here, because you won’t even know who we are.”

His comments were met with a huge roar of support from the balcony of the O2 arena, suggesting that members of the public sat there actually had a very accurate idea of who the band are.

The band also performed at the show, alongside George Ezra and Kanye West, who premiered a new song All Day, which had to be heavily censored by ITV.



Source: BBC

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