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Madonna Fell Down the Stairs But Kept Performing Because She’s a G.D. Pro [Updated]

While closing out the Brit Awards Wednesday, Madonna fell down the stairs. Backwards. Luckily, she quickly dusted herself off and got right back into another bull-themed rendition of “Living for Love.” Two revelations: (1) Madonna is a champ, and (2) her backing vocals are much quieter than you might expect! Here’s the Vine:

Update: Madonna addressed the fall on Instagram, explaining that she was undone by a too-tight cape that failed to untie at the crucial moment:

Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight! But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I’m fine!

The backup dancer who yanked Madonna down the stairs is now the object of impenetrable #brandjokes on British Twitter.

Madonna Fell Down at the Brit Awards