Madonna: Working out saved me from injury after BRITS fall

Exercising regularly has been like a prayer answered for Madonna – the singer has said thanks to staying active, she didn’t suffer much after falling during her performance at the Brit Awards.

“If I wasn’t in good shape — tuck and roll,” the singer, laughing, said during an interview with The Associated Press. “I attribute a lot of the fact that I came out all right because I’m in good shape.”

The 56-year-old tumbled during a live performance after her dancers pulled at her flowing cape, dragging her down three steps. She got up after being yanked and continued her performance of Living For Love.

(Yui Mok/PA)Madonna fell on the stage when her cape was tugged by a dancer (Yui Mok/PA)


Madonna said the cape had been tied too tightly at the neck and after the performance, she said she suffered whiplash.

A week after the fall, she said she was doing OK.

Madonna said she’s switched up her workout routines over the years to “keep things interesting, shock my body”.

“I still do a lot of dance cardio. I started doing yoga again. I do interval training, metabolic interval training … jumping ropes; something called body art,” she said. “It has to change. You get bored doing the same thing over and over again.”

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Madonna says she is in great shape (Chris Pizzello/AP)


She said her workout playlist includes hip-hop, house and dance music.

“Anywhere from 120-128 beats per minute is a like good tempo for me,” she said.

Madonna added that her iPod currently is playing EDM producer Kidnap Kid and Diplo, who produced some of her new album Rebel Heart, out next week. She’s also been listening to electronic duo Disclosure and rapper Drake — acts she may collaborate with in the future.

“I almost worked with Disclosure, but it didn’t work out because they were on tour while I was making my record,” she said. “I don’t know, maybe I’ll collaborate with Drake.”