Effy Godwin
June 4, 2019
4 minutes

This article is perfect if you need a little giggle or pick me up. People falling over will always be funny… unless it’s me (it usually is). But it doesn’t get better than watching celebrities fall over. Let’s be honest, we’re all a little sadistic and like to laugh at other people’s misfortune, especially if that person is doing ‘better’ than us. Anyway feast your eyes on the these falls!

1. Madonna - 2015 Brit Award

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It might be from 4 years ago but this one doesn’t get old. During her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards, Madonna’s cape was supposed to dramatically detach and be drawn backwards. Of course, it stayed firmly attached dragging her backwards down a small set of stairs. Although, a little shaken, Madonna quickly got back on her feet, successfully removed her cape and continued singing. At least we know she wasn’t miming!

2. Justin Bieber - Everywhere, frequently

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There are many things Justin Bieber is known for and one of them is his clumsiness. If you didn’t know this already I’m not sure where you’ve been living because the poor guy is constantly tripping. There are way too many to choose from, so here’s a lovely compilation for you to enjoy.

3. Meghan Trainor - The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (2016)

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Poor Meghan managed to perform a full dance routine during her performance of “Me Too” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, finishing with an ending which was probably more dramatic than intended. Just as she went back to her mic stand, she managed to roll both ankles one after the other leaving her lying on the floor giggling. Being the gracious host he is, Jimmy Fallon decided to join her on the floor, before helping her up and making light of the situation.


4. Beyonce - Nashville (2018)

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Yes even Queen B herself has taken a tumble or two in her time. It’s a nice reminder that she too, is only human. That said, she usually manages to style out her falls, making them look like just another part of her routine. If you YouTube beyonce falling you’ll see the majority are actually “almost falls” (just like this one). Maybe she is above the rest of us…


5. Dave Grohl - Gothenburg (2015)

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No list of epic falls would be complete without Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl. As I’m sure you’re aware, back in 2015 Dave Grohl had a nasty trip and famously fell off stage. Despite attempts to continue, he soon realised his leg was broken and had to be stretchered off to get it seen to. However, 2 hours later Grohl returned to the stage to finish his set.


6. Ariana Grande - Santiago (2017)

Video credit via YouTube @Ariana Grande Daily https://youtu.be/03aV4u8239E

Go ahead and skip the first 20 seconds, it’s just a title sequence. Despite her tiny size, Ariana lands with a thud. To be honest, it looked painful, but one of her dancers quickly helped her back on her feet and she continued to perform with a smile. How she even attempts a dance routine in those heels I do not know.


7. Travis Scott - London (2017)

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It happens literally in the first 2 seconds of the video, so make sure you’re paying attention. During a Drake concert, Travis Scott comes out confidently, completely oblivious to the pit he’s about to fall into. It’s a real ‘now you see me, now you don’t’ moment as he appears to vanish with nothing more than a weird “EEYEAH” sound. Luckily Drake isn’t far behind and soon reaches a hand down, to help pull Travis out.


8. Rihanna - London (2010)

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This one's from way back when. Just like Beyonce, Rihanna knows how to make a fall almost look purposeful. Right at the start of the video her ankle gives way, but after a quick pause she seductively saunters off in true Rihanna fashion. Blink and you might miss it.


9. Harry Styles

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About half way through the video, Harry appears to get caught on something. He then stumbles backwards, sending his mic flying and ends up in a heap on the stage. The whole thing is nicely emphasised thanks to the giant spotlight following him. Luckily, he can see the funny side, as he dusts himself off and goes in search of his missing microphone. P.S You might want to turn the sound down on this one, the quality is a bit fuzzy and lots of screaming, you know what Harry fans are like!


10. Lady Gaga - Several stages, all too often

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Calm down Monsters, I mean no shade. If there is one person who puts their all into performances it’s Lady Gaga. Also, incase you’ve been living under a rock, she’s often in outlandish outfits and killer heels, so it’s hardly surprising that she spends a lot of time accidentally on the floor. I couldn’t single out 1 particular fall, so this one is another compilation.