At the 2015 Brit Awards, the nation took a sharp intake of breath as music icon, Madonna suffered a heavy fall on stage when she got her Armani cape caught during a dance move. The incident went viral and showed that it’s not just normal people who suffer slips, trips and falls; celebrities are prone to falls too.
Here are some other examples of celebrity falls:
- Justin Bieber
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber suffered a painful fall while supporting Taylor Swift in the UK back in 2009. The Canadian pop star, who is famed for his fresh-faced looks, tripped while performing, turning his ankle and fracturing his foot.
- Jennifer Lawrence
Collecting the Best Actress Oscar is a moment Jennifer Lawrence will probably never forget and this is not just because of the incredible achievement of being crowned the winner. On her way to the stage, the young actress tripped on her dress, causing her to fall before she reached the stage. Thankfully, she wasn’t seriously injured and she managed to laugh about it during her acceptance speech.
- Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is known for her outlandish style and quirky stage sets but even she couldn’t disguise falling off a piano during a performance in Houston. The chart-topper fell onto her back, but bounced straight back up, carrying on with the song like nothing had happened.
How to prevent your own celebrity moment
If you’re eager to avoid a spotlight-stealing public fall, here are some simple tips:
- wear suitable footwear
- look where you’re going
- take care on stairways
- watch out for obstacles
- report spillages or uneven or damaged flooring
- pay attention to warning signs
- take extra care in bad weather
Slip, trip and fall compensation
If you’ve slipped or tripped in a public place and you were not at fault, you may wish to claim public place accident compensation. If you were injured and have evidence to support your public liability claim, Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a successful slip and trip claim.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500, or visit our website to take the 30-second eligibility test. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people to claim the compensation they deserve for more than 15 years and we have a strong reputation for reliability and professionalism. Our law firm operates a no-win no-fee* policy and is endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen, consumer rights champion.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice