Fails The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time  

Robert Wabash
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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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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

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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This isn't a case of the artist falling, rather the set falling on the artist. Rocker Marilyn Manson was hurt at a September 2017 concert when a set piece crashed on top of him. The props appeared to be large metal guns at the back of the stage. Manson was taken to the hospital on a stretcher, and cancelled his remaining tour dates as a result of his injuries.

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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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It all went down during a performance of "Love in an Elevator" (8/17/2010) – first, Aerosmith frontman (and "American Idol" judge) Steven Tyler playfully bumped lead guitarist Joe Perry. Perry then retaliated by bumping Tyler right back ... sending him FACE FIRST into the crowd (see the video to your left).

This just kind of goes to show that maybe Steven Tyler should sing "Love in an Elevator" from a chair while wearing a helmet and body-pads every August, because his famous fall where he suffered more serious injuries went down on 8/06/2009 during, you guessed it, "Love in an Elevator."

The one in 2009 happened when Tyler fell while entertaining the crowd by dancing around as the sound crew replaced a fuse that blew during "Love in an Elevator", where Tyler was apparently livin' it up while he was goin' down.

Tyler suffered head, neck and shoulder injuries and the band postponed its next show altogether. Click here for that first fall.

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