Meghan Trainor’s epic fall (& 10 other stage falls we can’t help but rewind)

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  • Don't worry Meghan, you're not alone.

    If there was ever a way to walk off an epic stage fall, Meghan Trainor may just have nailed it. How? By not getting back up, of course.

    Meghan Trainor on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, 2016
    All About That Bass singer was promoting her new single, Me Too, when after singing the entire song in high heels, the singer ate floor after finishing her number. And instead of getting back up, Meghan simply decided to lay on the floor, with Jimmy Fallon joining her soon after.

    Now that’s how you do a stage fall.


    In honour of Meghan’s epic fall, we look back at the excruciating stage falls that have befallen other performers. It happens to the best of us, Megs…

    Madonna at the Brit Awards 2015
    Beyoncé, 2007

    Even Queen Bey can be accident-prone, as this all mighty stage dive during an energetic performance of Ring the Alarm proves. Ain’t no thang, though, as she brushes herself and carries on werking it like a boss.

    Miguel at the Billboard Awards, 2013

    This unfortunately timed leap could have ended very badly, but thankfully everyone involved was a-ok. We, though, may never recover from the horrors.

    Rihanna, 2010

    What’s the last thing you want to happen as you strut meaningfully and seductively across the O2 arena in London? This… Poor RiRi.

    Taylor Swift, 2010

    Taylor made it all the way down the hair-raising stairs in one piece during this performance of Forever & Always. In the end it was the pesky, flat, obstacle-free stage what got her.

    Pink’s Funhouse tour

    We love Pink for her acrobatic displays, but they’re nothing if not risky, as this clip shows. We think the plan was to fly through the air with the greatest of ease. In fact, the exact opposite happened. Awks.

    Lady Gaga, 2011

    It was Gaga Vs. piano stool – and Gaga lost. She may have been arse-over-tit, but the PVC bikini-clad singer didn’t miss a note. So profesh.

    Justin Bieber dueting with Carly Rae Jepsen

    If there’s anyone you want to see stack it, it’s pop brat Bieber. Skip through to 1:59 and see his fall in all its glory.

    Drake, Birmingham, 2012

    Note to all celebrity types: Birmingham audiences are not sympathetic when superstars fall over. The Brummy crowd are one cheer away from breaking out into ‘he fell over’ as Drake eats it. Skip to 1:28.

    Robbie Williams, Leeds

    Cheeky chappy Robbie Williams caused us all much amusement with this stage slip, but you can’t fault the way he styled it out.

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