London: Madonna said she suffered whiplash when she was pulled by her cape causing her to fall and hit her head during a performance at the Brit Awards this week.
The 56-year-old pop star said during a Thursday taping of "The Jonathan Ross Show" on Britain`s ITV that her gasp-inducing plunge was a little cosmic comeuppance and not a publicity stunt.
"I had a little bit of a whiplash and I smacked the back of my head, so there was a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3 a.m. making sure that I was still conscious," Madonna said in an episode of the show that will air on March 14.
She was performing her new song "Living for Love" at the British music industry awards on Wednesday when she failed to loosen the cape from her matador costume before her dancers pulled it away.
A little dazed, Madonna rose to her feet before finishing the song. The fall overshadowed the awards and video of the plunge immediately circulated online.
"I didn`t hurt my butt, I hurt my head," Madonna said of the tumble down three stairs that were stage props.
"Honestly the universe was, I don`t know, trying to teach me a lesson I guess.