The incident took place at the band’s gig in Bozeman, Montana on Saturday (July 16). Simmons was performing the closing song of the set, ‘Rock And Roll All Nite’, when he fell over backwards.
Simmons was soon picked back up by security staff and didn’t appear to be hurt. Watch the incident in the clip below.
Simmons was recently forced to apologise after describing Prince’s death as “pathetic”.
“Bowie was the most tragic of all because it was real sickness. All the other ones were a choice. [Prince’s] drugs killed him. What do you think, he died from a cold?” he said. Simmons, 66, went on to add: “How pathetic that he killed himself. Don’t kid yourself, that’s what he did. Slowly, I’ll grant you… but that’s what drugs and alcohol is: a slow death.”
Following criticism over his comments, Simmons later took to Twitter to release a public statement of apology. It read: “I got such shit from my family for my big mouth again. I apologise. I have a long history of getting very angry at what drugs do to the families/friends of the addicts.”
“I was raised in a culture where addicts were written off as losers and it’s been hard to change with the times,” he explains. “Needless to say, I didn’t express myself properly here.”