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Madonna fell over and Twitter went crazy

Every year, pop superstars fly in to London for the Brits – the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys – but one megastar took a trip she wasn't expecting.

The most-anticipated act to perform at the ceremony this year was seven-time Grammy award-winning singer, Madonna, who had been rehearsing her bullfight-themed finale to publicise her single "Living for Love" for weeks.

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However, shortly after her performance began, the designer cape she was wearing was pulled backwards, causing her to fall down the stage's stairs.

Ever the trooper, Madonna swiftly then picked herself up and resumed her performance; proving that no wardrobe malfunction can stop the Queen of Pop.

Shortly after the performance, Madonna assured her Twitter fans that she was "fine" and that her beautiful Armani cape was "tied too tight!"


Despite the wardrobe malfunction, Twitter users were quick to praise the star for making sure the show went on. The London College of Style said on Twitter that "@Madonna was a true pro last night despite the fall (oops!) & did it in style in this gorgeous @armani cape! #BRITs."

Celebrities joined in on the social media event, including British comedian, Jenny Eclair, who said "Madonna has made 'having a fall' cool from now on it shall be known as 'doing a Madonna' as in 'I did a madonna outside the library.'"



But as most superheroes know and now Twitter users do too: a cape doesn't define your personality nor help fight crime.

Even Queen Elizabeth II got involved – a popular parody account of the U.K. queen, which has 1.23 million followers.

Aside from Madonna's performance, 13 Brit awards were given out last night, with Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran winning big, having both picked up two awards, including the coveted 'British male solo artist' (Sheeran).

American chart-toppers also made their mark in the awards list, with Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams and the Foo Fighters all receiving a Brit statue.