Madonna says ‘guardian angels’ and her ‘core strength’ ensured she survived Brits fall

Pop singer says regime of riding horses and staying in shape taught her how to fall

Madonna has said that a combination of “guardian angels” and her “core strength” helped her survive the highly publicised fall at last month’s Brit Awards.

Madonna fell backwards down a flight of stairs after an Armani cape she was wearing did not come loose in time and a dancer pulled it while still fastened.

In a new interview with the New York Times, Madonna addresses the fall and says: “If I wasn’t in good shape, I wouldn’t have survived that fall. But I’m strong. I know how to fall – I ride horses. And I have core strength, and I know that saved me. That and my guardian angels.”

Giorgio Armani recently blamed Madonna for the fall, which she made while while wearing one of his designs, and branded the pop star “difficult”.

Madonna previously explained she was with a doctor until 3am following her tumble and suffered whiplash.

Madonna releases her album ‘Rebel Heart’ on March 9. The singer has also announced details of four UK arena dates as part of a wider world tour.

She will play in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow in December as part of The Rebel Heart tour in December. The tour begins in August in Miami before arriving in Europe via Southeast Asia and Australia.

Madonna will play:

London O2 Arena (December 1)
Manchester Manchester Arena (14)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (16)
Glasgow The SSE Hydro (20)