Madonna has revealed she suffered whiplash in her fall on stage at the Brit Awards.
The 56-year-old star, whose tumble has become a viral hit online, also said the infamous Armani cape was tied too tight because choreographers did not want it to fall off and denied it was a publicity stunt.
As she described the incident as a “horror show”, she vowed: “No more capes.”
Her comments were made during a recording of ITV’s Jonathan Ross Show due to be aired next month, according to The Sun.
During the interview 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.”
Of the fall she said: “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.”
The dancers, who were dressed as demons, looked on in shock before Madonna got back up and went on with the show.
The Queen of Pop was closing the Brit Awards ceremony when the gaffe took place.
Shortly after the show, the Material Girl wrote: “Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight!
“But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I’m fine!”