Band/Musician The 36 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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List Rules Vote up the most cringeworthy (but funny!) on-stage falls.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Literally fallen. Like on the stage, off the stage, into the audience; these musicians and performers give new meaning to falling from the top. Whether it was the result of a complicated dance move, debris on the stage, or a result of old age, there are myriad musicians and celebrities who have tumbled on and off the stage while performing.

Which singers have fallen on stage? Here's a list of the world's biggest rock stars falling. These stage accidents range from Madonna falling to Bono's stage fall, to Taylor Swift, Joaquin Phoenix, Britney Spears and even the most recent celebrity fall from Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.

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P!nk


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If you start the video at 00:40, you can see that one of the on-stage harness-keepers (yes, this is the best role we could think of for them) wasn't exactly confident in the job they did. The harness dragged both the "assistant" (THERE'S a better word) AND Pink with it, slingshotting Pink onto the steel barricade. We can only imagine there was a Pink-assistant shaped hole in the wall after that, as it seems that the assistant was flung further away and we never get to see what happened to them.

She is heard to say "F**k! That hurt like a m**********r"

She climbed back up onto the stage while obviously still in pain and was then taken away to hospital.

Pink later tweeted (from twitter.com/pink)

To all my Nurenberg fans - I am so so so sorry to end the show that way. I am embarrassed and very sorry. I'm in ambulance now but I will b fine

@PinkFacts didn't get clipped in2 harness correctly,drug me off stage, fell in2 barricade. Getting xrays.I hope it at least looked cool!!!

Ok all my lovers out there- nothings broken, no fluid in the lungs, just seriously sore. I made that barricade my b*tch!!!! Thanx nurnberg :(

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Madonna (Again)


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Madonna graces this illustrious list not once, but twice. Even her Hulk-like arms can't save her from the dangers of being on stage in a badass poncho.

What makes this fall better than the many others the world's pop stars have endured? Well, because those falls are usually caused by tripping, slipping, or the occasional rogue sound cable. In this video, Madonna fell backwards due to the SHEER POWER OF HER CAPE.

Do the Brit Awards give out trophies for "Least Graceful Fall Caused by a Gigantic Cloak"? Madonna's got that one on lock.
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Joe Jonas


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During their song titled "SOS" (for anyone playing the drinking game of ironic songs to get hurt to, feel free to drink now), Joseph Jonas, of The Jonas Clones, slips and falls on shattered glass at the 2007 America Music Awards, and cuts his hand quite badly, just as a resounding "Hell Yes" was felt across the Internet, at the same time that the video was being recorded.

Nobody knows why they felt so great at that moment, but when it happened, millions of sound-minded Americans of all shapes, colors and sizes felt a little kick of joy in that moment. And isn't that what life is all about?

This video is made by a HUGE (both literal and figurative) fan. After they explain what happened to Joe Jonas, a rush of teen girls rushes the stage in this video, which kind of reminded us of that one scene in the Lion King. You know the one.

This video also now has this song stuck in our heads (click here for the non-Jonas song now stuck in your head) .

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Jennifer Lopez


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Jennifer Lopez (a.k.a. JLo, a.k.a., Root of All Evil, a.k.a. Jenny From The Block, a.k.a. Big Butt McKee) took a spill during her performance at the 2009 American Music Awards.

She was walking on top of a bunch of bent over dancers like they were steps (much like she does to migrant workers in her private home in Hell) and got to the front of the stage where she jumped off of one.

She then fell backward flat on her ass and, to the audience's surprise, didn't fly through the ceiling, but(t) actually ended up on her feet like Jackie Chan would.

Either way, a pretty great spill and a short-and-sweet video.

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Katy Perry


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In October of 2008, Katy Perry was singing her hit dude-bait song "I Kissed A Girl (And I Liked It)" at MTV’s Latin America Awards in Guadalajara, Mexico, when she decided to land on top of a cake as opposed to jump out of one, because you know, that's a lot more empowering and stuff.

This is easily one of the best falls on this list because she falls repeatedly, tries to get up and people are cheering, because people are nice. Then she falls again and people stay quiet because they realize it's embarrassing. Then she falls a THIRD time and people start laughing their asses off.

There's only so many times you can count on the politeness of strangers before you're outed as a complete jackass.

Wonderful.

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Dave Grohl


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DAVE GROHL BROKE HIS LEG DURING A CONCERT AND KEPT PERFORMING. According to fans at his Sweden show in June 2015, the Foo Fighters lead singer broke his leg during a fall. Photos show him strumming on his guitar while being tended to by paramedics.

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Justin Bieber


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What kind of celebrity fail list would be complete without Justin Bieber bringing in the rear? 

Here he is, pretending to fight some bad guys, when he takes a dramatic spill, flipping through the air, and then limping off stage. Ouch.

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Britney Spears (Again)


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Let's all agree that Britney isn't actually doing much singing during her Vegas residency. But who cares! As long as the audience gets to belt out "Stronger" and "Lucky" while watching her (sorta) dance on stage, they're happy. But without all the singing to worry about, you'd think Brit could focus on perfecting her moves.

Not so much. When she fell during a performance of "Crazy," B essentially said, "f*** it" and decided to lay around on stage a bit. Hey, she deserved a break! It's tough lip syncing for an hour and half straight. Believe us. We've done it.