Madonna falls on stage


Of all the things I say about Madonna, I hardly ever note what a professional she is. I might mention her quasi-adultery, her control freak nature, or maybe something about the way she’s Kabbalah obsessed. And while the mean part of me sort of enjoyed watching video of Madonna falling on her ass during her Rio de Janeiro, I have to at least give her credit for rolling with it. Sort of literally.


Madonna wiped out in the rain during her concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday. She gamely played the show despite a downpour, playing her guitar while under an umbrella at times.

But, when it came to time to work the stage wearing sunglasses, she lost her balance and fell.

She eats it about 40 seconds into the video below.

[From the Huffington Post]

The website Made in Brazil pointed out that Madonna got rid of her usual spiked heel boots and was instead wearing flat, rain-appropriate combat boots. While it was a smart choice, it still didn’t keep her from slipping. She sort of rolls around on the stage and does a few moves with her legs in an attempt to make it look like she meant to do that. There’s no audible gasp from the crowd or anything, so it seems like she worked it pretty well and managed to keep from being totally embarrassed. Enjoy the video, nonetheless.

In other Madge news, Britney Spears’ longtime choreographer Wade Robson says that Britney wants her to make some guest appearances on her own upcoming tour.

Britney Spears wants Madonna to guest star on her forthcoming tour.

The singer is in talks with Madge to make a series of appearances, according to Spears’ choreographer Wade Robson.

‘There’s been talk of Madonna making an appearance, and there’s so many places we could take that,’ he said.

‘At this point, the main issue is timing,’ he added. The North American leg of Spears’ Circus tour is due to start in New Orleans in March and she has also added six more nights to her June residency at the O2 Arena in London.

[From Metro]

They’d certainly get a lot of press for doing that. Britney recorded a video that’s shown during Madonna’s concerts and sang live with her in L.A., so it seems likely Madge would be willing to return the favor in some form. The two know how to work the media to their joint advantage, and they’re each very talented performers. Hopefully they can both manage to stay upright. No guarantees though.


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  1. vdantev says:

    Madonna falls even when she’s standing upright. :roll:

  2. yadira says:

    I wonder if she broke her hip?

  3. Ron says:

    Everyone falls, it’s just that most of us don’t do it infront of 60,000 people ;-)

    Also, just heard that Madonna and Guy settled on an amount. 75,000,000.00. Apparently he did want 9.375 million dollars for each year they were married…and a castle! Thats 25,685.00 a day!

  4. Kaiser says:

    Eh, I’ll give her a pass. A lot of performers would have cancelled the show, but props to Madonna for showing up. And I fall all the time when it’s not raining.

  5. Kelly says:

    she’s really thin. Almost overly healthy? You could almost tell, she seemed wobbly right before. Im sure she is ready to wrap up this tour.

  6. heddi says:

    yes — i hope she wraps up the tour and skips touring going forward.

    she has more than enough money. why doesn’t she donate some to need Americans if she’s so spiritual?

  7. Ron says:

    With her contract with Live Nation, she has at least 2 more tours that will be in the 6 years to come I believe. Also, her tour is the most successful by any solo artist, so why should she stop if people still want to see her. She’s alot of things, but not stupid. And another thing, she is a very generous celeb that does not seek publicity over her donations to charity.

  8. Ter says:

    As much as I don’t like Madonna I don’t find this newsworthy – She fell. Big deal. She incorporated it in a quasi clumbsy way and went on to totally swap spit with her female dancer. Nothing new here.

    These two songs drive me nutz though. They enhance the point that she can’t really sing.

  9. spoonman says:

    Funny stuff-she didn’t miss a note since she was lip synching and never singing.

    This concert footage is miserable and trash!!!

    Lets face it she is the original lip synch artist-her sound is strictly for the magic of studio where they can take her voice and magically make her listenable

    What a professional rip off artist. She charges hundreds of $$$$ for tickets and doesn’t even sing in concert.

    Rip Off!!!!

  10. Syko says:

    She sort of moves like a man, doesn’t she? Not the most feminine person in the world.

  11. Larissa says:

    she fell…so what?
    still fun to watch!

    this is not your 7 o´clock news!
    for those looking for “real” news, this is the wrong place!

    spoonman – the footage was made by someone in the audience, what do ya expect really? gee

  12. Megan says:

    Why do we see more of Madonna’s crotch than anyone elses?

  13. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    You know she had someone burned alive for that.

    Horrible mangy piece of gristle that she is.

  14. Bob says:

    She didn’t trip. She was trying out a new dance move for her latest song “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” from her album “Life Alert.”

  15. jess says:

    its only a matter of time before she goes all norma desmond on us. living like a stray cat in the backs of old gay bars, hustling for dollars and giving autographs in return. oh madge, you crazy girl.

  16. Kim says:

    With all her problems the last thing she needs is a fall. Hopefully her hips are OK. Sometimes I do feel sorry for her.

    Now I wish she would eat a juicy burger after her tour. Better still during the tour. She needs it.

  17. ogechi maryjane ohalee says:

    madonna is my icon anyday..anytime..
    I love her and i wish her more success whether she falls on stage or not..LOL

  18. barneslr says:

    Sure hope she didn’t damage a hip. You know, when the elderly like that fall it can really lead to further health issues and such.

    She really should be seen by her geriatrician.

  19. GrnMtGirl says:

    LOL @ Bob – “Life Alert” – LMAO

  20. Tia C says:

    @ Megan: I’ve been thinking the same exact thing! What is with her always ensuring that her crotch is the point of focal attention? I guess just because she’s obsessed with it, she thinks the rest of us are, too. NOT! LOL!

  21. Kevin says:

    I’ve seen Madonna perform back in the day and she makes mistakes too on stage has tripped, or stumbled or dropped the mic, but she always just swoops it back up or herself back up, she’s on top of her game when it comes to stage performing, an absolute whirlwind professional, makes the younger ones look mediocre when she’s up there.

  22. randy m. says:

    She didn’t trip, i pushed her.