During the 2015 Brit Awards, Madonna hit their stage for the first time in 20 years. Then it happened… Two of Madonna’s dancers pulled too hard on her cape and sent the music icon tumbling down the stairs. She quickly recovered and continued the performance.
“I had a little bit of a whiplash and I smacked the back of my head,” she explained on The Jonathan Ross Show (below). “So there was a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3AM, making sure I was still conscious.”
The situation occurred when her Armani cape did not come undone as rehearsed. “My two lovely Japanese dancers basically strangled me off the stage”.
Madonna explained the situation in more detail (BBC News): “Everyone was worried my cape would slide off, so they tied it really tight around my neck. I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled the silky string, and it wouldn’t come undone”. I had two choices: I could either be strangled or fall, and I chose to fall. It was a nightmare,” she said, “I actually created a horror show for everyone. No more capes. Cape fear is over.”