Speaking about falling during her BRIT Awards performance, Madonna admitted she was hurt: “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 and I tucked and I have good core strength… 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 that I was still compos mentis.”
And on some people suggesting that her fall was a stunt because of the lyrics of her song, Living for Love, Madonna shook her head and said: “I’m never writing lyrics like that again! The universe was trying to teach me a lesson I guess.”
The Queen of Pop added: “I’m a creature of habit and I rehearse everything – everything, everything, everything – and I was thrown a wrench at the very beginning of my entrance. I was told to tie my cape and start much further back than we had rehearsed so because I had to walk so much further, everybody was worried that my cape was going to slide off because it’s quite heavy so they tied it really tight around my neck… So here I am marching in like a queen and I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled my silky string and it would not come undone and my two lovely japanese dancers basically strangled me off the stage. I had a choice, I could either be strangled or fall with the cape and I fell.”
Madonna – who did not want to watch the clip back during her interview – continued: “It was a horrible nightmare because I like to be amazing. Seriously I rehearse and I rehearse and I rehearse so that when I do the show, it’s effortless and I create magic and I did the opposite. I actually created a horror show for everyone,” she joked.
Transmission: Sat 14 Mar 2015
Time: 9.25pm – 10.25pm
MadonnaTribe posted details from the tapping of the show:
Madonna performed two songs at the show: a remix of Living For Love and Ghosttown.
She was joined by a three piece band, two backing singers, and several minotaur dancers.
She had two costume changes, wore one for Living For Love and another for Ghosttown and her interview. She wore Marc Jacobs and kept going on about how much she loved the skirt and boots she was wearing
Madonna has long term work plans: the upcoming Tour finishes in February 2016, she will the take the Summer off, and start directing a new film after.
Madonna obviously spoke a lot about last night’s performance at the Brit Awards. She hasn’t and won’t watch it
The reason behing the accident was a last minute change to the Brits performance: she was made to walk longer on the catwalk and the final version of her cape was heavier than anticipated so it was tied tighter as was so heavy and she hadn’t rehearsed taking it off
At the point of falling she knew she had a decision – be strangled or fall. She knows how to fall off horses so she chose to fall
Madonna also revealed that she actually fell on her head – not her arse – and was up until 3am being checked for concussions
She was heartbroken as the performance wasn’t magic
After the next film she will be directing Madonna wants to do a sit down comedy tour and already has ideas for it!
And on the more personal side…
Madonna told Jonathan Ross she’s single at the moment
She said she divorced Guy Ritchie because timing was wrong
Her kids love her music but she doesn’t want them going pre-Vogue
She learned what hench means
And she invented a word – “macubia”
Madonna thinks all her kids would be creative
She admits she’d taken drugs , wouldn’t want to tell Lola what to do as it would be hypocritical – but says whenever she’s taken drugs she just wanted to drink tons of water to flush them out
Madonna and her brother Christopher Ciccone are friend now and she’s forgiven him for the book (Life with my sister Madonna)
And there’s more…
She told one gay in the audience his dress sense was probably why he hadn’t had a date in 15 years
She asked for a dirty martini which never arrived
Her favourite clothing era was Blond Ambition
All of her old tour costumes are safe in a warehouse
Her favourite films that she’s acted in are Dick Tracy and Evita
She sang an impromptu duet of the song Getting To Know You with her show host, Jonathan Ross
She loves that she paved the way for women like Miley Cyrus to be sexual in their shows
Contrary to recent rumours she does not regret the Sex book
Her daughter Lola messaged her to say she disapproved of her flashing her ass at the Grammys
She has to get Lola‘s permission before she posts photos of her (Lola) on the Internet
On working on the album…
She really wanted to record her Rebel Heart album with British duo Disclosure but as they were busy during the Summer with festivals their schedules didn’t match. She hopes to work with them in the future
Working with Kanye West was tough as he is busy with fashion lines and other projects as well as her
She mentioned her new song Joan of Arc and how she doesn’t regret anything but still gest hurt
At the end Madonna sought advice from Neil and Sharon as to whether she should stand, sit or have her legs crossed when doing the adverts for the show. She agreed against her stylists advice (and with Neil and Sharon’s advice) that she should sit with her legs crossed.
And that’s all for now Tribers! Special thanks to Neil aka Andifeel for taking the time to update the fellow fans on his way home from the show taping!
Entertainment Tonight just aired a brief preview of Madonna’s Interview for Time magazine.
Liza Minnelli: “Somebody told me that my friend Madonna fell while performing but she is incapable of doing such a thing. You couldn’t keep Madonna down if you tried.”
Cher: “Heard Madonna Fell On Stage This is Something WE ALL DREAD “MADGE, I GIVE U PROPS,U R a CHAMP 4 FINISHING YOUR SONG!! I HOPE U R UNHURT”
Boy George: “Madonna was a trooper. That was a hard fall but she got on with it! All these comments about being old. So lame!”
Whoopi Goldberg: “Unless you can do what Madonna does, shut up!”
Minnie Driver: “Madonna is superhuman…we can’t even say ‘women like Madonna’ because, there is none like her.”
Nancy Sinatra: “Love Madonna. That’s GIRL POWER”
Lindsay Lohan: “She wore a cape for a reason! Much love to @Madonna #superwoman #boss #heroine #livingforlove ”
Adam Lambert: “Great performance @Madonna! You are a true professional and a legend. “Watched me Stumble…I’m gonna carry on!” #livingforlove”
Jo Whiley: “I would still rather watch Madonna fall than most performers stand”
Andy Cohen: “Attention USA Madonna just got pulled down by her cape at the Brit Awards and fell down three stairs and got up and finished her song. #Go”
William Orbit: “She didn’t miss a beat. Kudos to the Queen!”
Darren Hayes: “Madonna you f*cking legend. Lifted me up and watched me stumble now that its over Im gonna carry on #livingforlove”
Elvira: “Madonna yanked backwards off the stage gets up & finishes the song like the whole filthy thing never happened.”
Frances Barber: “The woman is 56 and absolute nails. People laughing at her: she would hand you your arse on a plate in a second.”
Ronan Farrow: “The trick isn’t *not* falling. It’s looking incredible while falling.”
I’m gonna carry on! Madonna, 56, looks shaken after being pulled backwards off the stage down a set of steps by her cape at BRIT Awards 2015 finale performance.
Madonna was pulled off the stage backwards live on Wednesday night’s BRIT Awards 2015.
With the final, much-anticipated performance of the night with Living For Love, Madonna failed to untie her cape in time for her dancer’s to rip it away.
The 56-year-old looked shocked after she fell backwards down a set of stairs but picked herself back up and continued to the end.