Madonna opened up to Jonathan Ross about her now infamous fall during her performance at The BRIT Awards on Wednesday night.
Recording a special edition of The Jonathan Ross Show, due to air in March, Madonna denied that her fall was a publicity stunt. 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 pop icon explained what went wrong saying, “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.”
She admitted to Jonathan that she did hurt herself in the fall. “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.”
Jonathan offered to show her a clip of the moment but Madonna refused saying she didn’t want to see it. “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.
The Jonathan Ross Show Madonna Special airs Saturday 14th March 2015. Watch a clip from the interview below: