Madonna ‘suffered whiplash’ in Brit Awards fall

MADONNA has revealed she suffered whiplash injuries in her fall on stage at the Brit Awards.

Madonna has revealed she suffered whiplash when she took a tumble on stage. Picture: PA

The 56-year-old star, whose tumble has become a viral hit online, said the Armani cape she was wearing was tied too tight because choreographers did not want it to fall off, and she denied it was a publicity stunt.

Appearing on the Jonathan Ross show, she said: “I didn’t hurt my butt, I hurt my head. I did. I know how to fall, I’ve fallen off my horse many times. I tucked and I have good core strength.

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“But the thing is, I had a little bit of a whiplash and I smacked the back of my head. So there was a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3am making sure I was still conscious.”

Madonna has revealed she suffered whiplash when she took a tumble on stage. Picture: PA

The singer, who said she was “a creature of habit”, said the problems were caused because her performance was different to the rehearsal.

She said: “I was told to tie my cape and start much further back than I had rehearsed and because I hadn’t walked so much further everyone was worried that my cape was going to slide off because it was quite heavy. They tied it really tightly around my neck.

“So here I am marching in like the Queen and I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled my silky string and it did not come undone. And my two lovely Japanese dancers basically strangled me off the stage. I had a choice - I could either de-strangle or fall with the cape, and I fell.”

The star, who joked “cape fear is over”, was closing the Brit Awards ceremony when the gaffe took place.

• The Jonathan Ross Show Madonna Special will be broadcast on ITV on Saturday March 14.

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