Can you honestly sit there with a straight face and say that you don’t enjoy seeing famous people fall over in extremely public situations? Seriously?
Celebrities and other well-known people have been tripping up and slipping and sliding about since time began. So what are the most famous celebrity falls that you can remember?
Madonna and Her Cloak Fail
Madonna was in the news recently when her flowing cloak caused her to fall backwards down some steps at the Brits Awards. It seems that her matador style cloak was tied too tight for her to loosen it before a dancer could yank it away dramatically. In the end, the singer suffered an embarrassing backwards fall down 3 steps.
Naomi Campbell Takes a Famous Tumble in Paris
One of the most famous celebrity falls of all time happened when supermodel Naomi Campbell suffered a painful trip on the catwalk a few years ago. This happened in a Paris fashion show in 1993 and it seems that we can put it down to the unfeasibly big platform shoes she was wearing. It was a classic moment for celeb-watchers, as she rolled her ankle, fell down and then just sat there for a few seconds.
Lady Gaga Falls off Her Piano
If you are going to jump off a burning piano live on stage while wearing stilettos then you are going to want to be pretty careful about how you do it. Sadly, Lady Gaga found out that this kind of thing can lead to a bad fall even if you take the ultimate precaution of only wearing underwear at the time. Her famous fall from a piano isn’t the only time she has hit the deck but it may be the most spectacular.
Jennifer Lawrence and the Oscars Mishap
If you watched the 2013 Oscars then you probably remember Jennifer Lawrence tripping on her gown and falling as she walked up to collect her award. She looks suitably embarrassed as she accepted the award to a standing ovation. Again, it isn’t her only celebrity tumble but it was pretty memorable all the same.
Beyonce Hits the Deck in Brazil
Not even Beyonce is safe from the burning shame of a high profile celebrity trip or fall. Perhaps her most spectacular moment came in Brazil. She was singing Irreplaceable when she fell to the ground. She managed to get back up again quickly and made it seem as though as it was probably just part of a lame dance routine.
Pink’s Harness Lets Her Down Big Time
This was more of a big fall than a tip but it was too good to leave it out. Pink was doing a show in Germany when her safety harness failed and she crashed down to the ground instead of soaring above the audience. She thumped onto the floor and then could be heard to curse at the pain and indignity of it all.
Elton John and Tennis Chair Incident
During a recent charity tennis event Elton John sat down on his chair and promptly toppled over backwards in a rather hilarious manner. He made a decent recovery but the video of his fall has still proved to be extremely popular online. Well, it’s got to be more interesting than watching a blooming tennis game.