Madonna falls during BRIT Awards performance

Singer Madonna falls during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards show.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FEBRUARY 25, 2015) (REUTERS) – Madonna left crowds gasping during her live performance at the 2015 Brit Awards at London’s O2 arena on Wednesday (February 25).

The singer’s first performance at the show in 20 years was marred by her suddenly falling backwards off a set of stairs which were part of the stage set up.

The fall appears to have been caused by a black long cape the singer was wearing as part of her performance.

Luckily, the singer managed to recover quickly from the brief shock and continued the performance.

She later took to her Instagram site, telling fans that she was alright.

“My beautiful cape was tied too tight! But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I’m fine!” the singer wrote.

The awards show, one of the biggest events on the British music calendar, featured other performances by U.S. singer Taylor Swift, Take That and Sam Smith.