Because pop stars falling is far funnier than it should be, the internet is going cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs over a video of Ariana eating it onstage last night.
It’d seem falling is very en vogue right now (no pun intended). Following Madonna’s dramatic stage dive at the BRITs two weeks ago (still a trendsetter) Ariana Grande tripped and fell last night during a show in Toronto, Canada.
Whilst Ariana’s mishap is very upsetting/entertaining, depending on your point of view, there are some stage calamities far more disastrous/delightful.
Check out Ariana’s tumble and five other iconic onstage screw-ups below:
The pint-sized pop diva tripped and fell running up the runway during her solo rendition of her, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj’s 2014 summer hit “Bang Bang”. Rather than run off stage in floods of tears (which I mention because that’s exactly what I’d do) Ari kept going like a true professional.
— fluff (@ArianatorPalace) March 9, 2015
Okay Ariana, very impressive, but I reckon these stars have got you beat when it comes to disastrous performance malfunctions.
Clocking in at number 5 we have Lady Gaga getting smacked in the head with a metal pole during the 2012 Born This Way Ball. Lady Gaga’s no stranger to stage mishaps, but this is definitely the most painful looking and Gaga reportedly suffered with a concussion as a result of her dancer’s incompetence.
Far worse than falling over, Justin Bieber actually threw up on stage during a 2012 concert. A compelling reason not to fight for front row tickets to one of the Bieb’s concerts, much like sea world, the first five rows will get wet.
On the Circus tour back in 2009, a young gentleman of questionable sanity decided that the show’s cast featured one dancer too few and thought he’d be perfect for the job. Judging by Brit’s face at 2:16 I’d say his application was unsuccessful. In other news, the award for most adorable reaction to a fan rushing the stage goes to Miss Britney Spears.
Another example of a fan ruining an otherwise flawless encore, albeit a very different kind of fan. Arguably the more bizarre on-stage catastrophe in our list, in July 2013 on the Ms. Carter World Tour, Beyoncé’s hair got caught in an industrial sized fan. And girlfriend does not look impressed. At all.
And then, of course, there is this. Ariana, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but Madonna had the best onstage fall of all time. ALL TIME.
Did we forget anyone?