Madonna falls backwards down stairs during Brit Awards performance – watch

The singer was performing new single 'Living For Love'

Madonna endured an embarrassing incident during her performance at Wednesday night’s Brit Awards.

Closing out the show the singer was performing her new single ‘Living For Love’ at the awards ceremony at The O2 in London (February 25) when she took a fall from the stage down a flight of stairs. Watch the video beneath.

As part of her routine the pop icon, stood on top of a platform on stage, attempted to untie the floor-length cape she was wearing. Backing dancers attempted remove the garment, instead dragging her backwards down three steps. Madonna was forced to stop singing as the panicked dancers helped her stand up. After a few seconds of recovery, she went on to complete her performance.

The pop icon was performing at the Brits for the first time in 20 years.

Madonna was closing the show at this year’s Brits. The evening also saw live performances from acts including Royal Blood, Sam Smith and George Ezra.

Meanwhile, BBC Radio 1 recently denied reports that Madonna has been banned from the station due to her age, maintaining that an “artist’s age is never a factor”.

It was reported by the Mail On Sunday that Madonna, 56, has been deemed too old to be played on the station and that her new single ‘Living For Love’ has been played only once since it was released in December.

In a rebuttal on its official Facebook page, the station wrote: “Radio 1 does not ban anyone – please don’t believe the papers. The tracks played on Radio 1 are chosen on musical merit and their relevance to our young audience on a case-by-case basis, and whilst around 40% of the country’s 15 to 29-year-olds tune into Radio 1 each week, an artist’s age is never a factor.
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