Madonna falls at Brit Awards; Twitter's got jokes

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Madonna just before she falls on stage during the BRIT Awards 2015 at The O2 Arena on February 25, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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  • Madonna falls while singing at Brit Awards
  • Backup dancer had problems pulling off singer's cape; she tumbled

(CNN)You're a backup dancer. This awards show is a big deal for you. You've been the one chosen to snatch a cape dramatically off Madonna during a musical number.

It's going to be a moment you'll remember for all time.
And now that it's happened, you'll remember it for a much different reason.
    Madonna says she's fine after she took a tumble while performing during Wednesday night's Brit Awards.
    Madonna was sent tumbling Wednesday night when the show didn't go as planned and she was yanked down a small flight of stairs.
    The 56-year-old singer says she's fine. The darn cape was just tied too tight.
    Here's what happened: Madonna was belting out "Living for Love" at the Brit Awards in London. It's a song that coincidentally includes the lyrics "lifted me up and watched me stumble, after the heartache I'm gonna carry on."
    The plan was for the dancer to pull off the cape, but it was still tied around Madonna's neck. And down goes Madonna!
    If she was in pain, she didn't show it, getting back to her feet and finishing the number. Carry on, indeed.
    Of course, the socialsphere has gone nutso, mocking Madonna or the dancer, although some did send support.