Fans of the singer were worried she was seriously injured, but Madge downplayed the tumble on the Jonathan Ross show.
Madonna made an appearance on a special episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, which will air in mid-March.
The 56-year-old admitted that it was a “horror show” after the performance went terribly wrong.
Her horned back-up dancers were shocked (as were the viewers), but the ultimate professional dusted herself off and continued on with the show.
Madonna smiled and shook her head at that thought, jokingly stating, “I’m never writing lyrics like that again! The universe was trying to teach me a lesson I guess.”
The singer also said, “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.”
Ross asked her if she hurt her derriere, but she explained she actually hit her head and not her booty.
She explained, “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 3 a.m. making sure that I was still compos mentis.”
The Jonathan Ross Show Madonna Special will broadcast on ITV on Saturday March 14. The next episode (Saturday February 28) features Sigourney Weaver, Thierry Henry, Martin Clunes, Kanye West and Tracey Emin, airing at 9.40pm on ITV1.
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