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Madonna speaks out about BRITs fall: 'It was a horror show'

2015-02-27
Madonna has spoken out about that fall at the BRITs on Wednesday night (February 25), describing the incident as a "horror show". Speaking during filming of a special episode of The Jonathan Ross Show due to air next month (March 14), the Living for Love singer revealed that she was kept awake until 3am by doctors who were checking her for concussion. B-vFE61XIAAKtkO "I had a little bit of whiplash, I smacked the back of my head," she told Ross and a specially-invited audience. "And I had a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3am to make sure I was compos mentis." She added: "I know how to fall, I have fallen off my horse many times." The 56-year-old added that though rehearsals for the performance went off without a hitch, she was told to tie her now-infamous cape tight before she went on stage as it was so heavy. "Everyone was worried my cape would slide off, so they tied it really tight around my neck," explained the singer. "I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled the silky string, and it wouldn't come undone. "I had two choices: I could either be strangled or fall, and I chose to fall." When Ross brought up rumours that the fall was a PR stunt, a shocked-looking Madge replied: "No, no, are you serious? When I perform I try to produce magic, but this was a horror show." The chat show host also tried to show her a clip of the incident and some of the internet memes that had sprung from it, but the Living for Love singer was having none of it, burying her head in her hands and refusing to watch. "It was a nightmare," she said, "I actually created a horror show for everyone." The star added that she would not be recreating the performance on her forthcoming tour. "No more capes. Cape fear is over." The Jonathan Ross Show airs this Saturday (February 28) on ITV at 9.40pm with guests including Kanye West, Sigourney Weaver and Tracey Emin. Madonna will appear in a special episode of the show due to air on Saturday March 14. More stories: OPINION: Why all those 'Madonna is old' jokes are weak and tired Attitude reviews Madonna's 'Rebel Heart'