Madonna Takes Nasty Tumble During Brit Awards (Video)

“My beautiful cape was tied too tight,” says the 56-year-old performer, explaining what caused her fall

Madonna before she falls during BRIT Awards at London's O2 Arena, Feb. 25, 2015 (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Madonna took a nasty spill on Wednesday while performing at the Brit Awards in London.

The 56-year-old was singing “Living for Love,” a single from her album “Rebel Heart,” when she slipped and tumbled down a short set of stairs. While Madonna‘s fall looked painful, she quickly recovered and continued her performance.

The music legend took to Instagram shortly after her performance and explained the mishap: “My beautiful cape was tied too tight,” she wrote. “But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I’m fine!”

The Brit Awards, which are the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys, welcomed several notable performers in addition to Madonna, including Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and even Kanye West, who was an unannounced guest.

See a video of the tumble below:

Here is Madonna‘s Instagram post: madonona-cape Here are a variety media reactions from her fans and those in attendance:

Social media watchers also issued a reminder of the words of superhero stylist Edna (Brad Bird) from 2004 Pixar film “The Incredibles”:

The Brit Awards streamed live on YouTube and will air in the U.S. on Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. on Fuse.