Demi Lovato’s exit of New York’s Madison Square Garden stage Friday could not have been less discreet, as she tripped over a microphone in front of thousands of screaming fans.
Lovato had only just finished her 20-minutes set at radio station Z100’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert and thanked her fans and New York when she fell on the stage.
Although the cameras weren’t focusing on the singer at the time but panning the crowd, her fall was heard. The cameras cut back to her, laying flat on her back, kicking her arms and legs up like a rockstar.
The “Confident” singer handled it like a pro – it’s not her first time she slips in public – and got herself back up raising her fist in the air. Ever the confident girl herself, Lovato even took to Twitter later to acknowledge the blunder to her fans.
Guys don’t you get it by now? Only cool kids fall on stage……. 😎
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 12, 2015
It was only a few months ago, back in July when she was launching her “Cool for the Summer” single, that Demi slipped at a pool party. She was attending a pool party in Los Angeles, another radio event, but the combination of high heels and a wet slippery floor could only mean one thing.
The fall looked a lot more painful back then, as she landed right on her front, but she kept on singing and was even seen later partying with fans in the pool.
But Demi’s fans support her thick and thin, and one alluded to what is fast becoming her signature move.
Of coarse Demi falls at the end. It wouldn’t be Demi lovato if she didn’t 😂😂😂😂
— Ash (@LernMarley) December 12, 2015
A few hours earlier, Lovato was accepting the “Rulebreaker” award at Billboard’s Women in Music luncheon, also in New York.
In her speech, Demi said she was grateful she could be herself, Billboard reported.
“I’m excited to show people you can be yourself and people will appreciate it.”
“I’m not a public speaker by any means, I’m a singer, and so this might be a little awkward,” she said nervously, adding that she was thankful for the award “because for the first time in my life and my career, I’ve grown to know who I am as a person and as an artist.”
Demi was in quite the confessing mood that day and admitted to her fans at the Jingle Ball that she wasn’t feeling so confident.
“But you know what I’m standing on this stage and I’m singing my heart out for you guys and that’s what makes me an artist,” she said. “That’s what makes me a person.”
According to Latina, the star also confessed to another hiccup in the show, one that consisted of her fake nails coming off on stage.
“I had pop on nails, you know those fake nails, they all came off first song,” she revealed before shrugging it off. “Whatever. But I’m in Madison Square Garden, that’s pretty f–king awesome.”
It’s refreshing to have a young star being so honest with her audience, and mostly not hiding behind appearances to keep up the show. Back in April, Lovato celebrated three years of sobriety and opened up about how hard it can be for a former drug abuser to stay on the right path.
She regularly thanks her boyfriend, Wilmer Valderamma, for supporting her through some hard times.
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