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Madonna says Brits fall was not a publicity stunt

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Madonna said she suffered whiplash in her fall during her performance at the Brits Awards but denied rumours that it had been a publicity stunt.

Speaking during a recording of ITV's Jonathan Ross Show, due to be aired next month, the 56-year-old described the incident as a "horror show".

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She said "I didn't hurt my butt but I hurt my head. I had a little bit of whiplash, I smacked the back of my head. I had a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3am to make sure I was compos mentis."

Watch a snippet from the show here:

The interview will be broadcast on The Jonathan Ross Show Madonna Special on ITV on Saturday March 14.

During the exchange, the singer added:

I was told to tie my cape and start much further back and I had to walk further and everyone was worried my cape was going to slide off so they tied it really tight.

So here I am marching in like the Queen, I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled the silky string and it wouldn't come undone.

My two lovely Japanese dancers, they basically strangled me off the stage. I could either be strangled or fall, and I chose to fall.

– Madonna

Echoing a meme from The Incredibles, used by many Twitter users following the tumble, Madonna vowed: "No more capes".

Credit: The Jonathan Ross Show Madonna Special, Saturday 14 March

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