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In more than thirty years as the Queen of Pop, Madonna’s incarnations include a nun, a virgin, and a punk rocker. But Wednesday night was the first time we saw Madonna lose her cool.

Last night’s BRIT Awards were not the first time we’ve watched a celebrity suffer an ungainly fall. Iggy Azalea is just one of countless other celebrities to fall during a performance and, as Jennifer Lawrence showed two years in a row at the Oscars, even A-listers in designer dresses can struggle to walk in heels. But for Madonna, who wore a billowing matador cloak on Wednesday in all her usual pomp and glory, the fall from grace was truly shocking.