Madonna is reconsidering her dance routine and costume choices after two falls happened mere hours apart this week.
The 56-year-old singer and actress legend fell off the stage at the 2015 Brit Awards after a dancer became tangled in her cloak while trying to remove it during a pre-choreographed routine. Madonna immediately bounced right back and completed the performance. She then explained that the extremely long cloak had been tied too tight. At the time, audience members thought it was part of the program because her lyrics included a part about falling.
Then, hours later while performing a single on Southwold pier in Suffolk, Madonna backed into a man and fell into the North Sea. Luckily, she is an excellent swimmer and was able to swim back to shore even though the waters were freezing.
For now, Madonna will stop using the cloak and change up her dance routines while touring to prevent additional falls. Of course, some people have commented that the aging pop diva is trying too hard to maintain routines that are best done by more youthful performers since agility, flexibility and spatial recognition all decline as people age. Many fans, such as Susan McGalla, are worried that in an attempt to compete with younger singers, she is risking her life. More on McGalla can be found on Prnewswire. On the other hand, other fans believe that these were simply isolated events that might have happened to any singer no matter their age.