Poor old Madonna. So many people seem to find her Brits tumble hilarious – why is that? Why are we so keen to ridicule people when something bad happens to them?

Madonna

The trouble with being in the public eye is that negative moments like that can become defining. The pictures of Naomi Campbell falling on the catwalk still surface from time to time, even though that was in 1993 (yes I had to google it, and yes that makes me feel OLD!)

Naomi Campbell

I was in a nightclub once, with a new boyfriend* and some friends, when I perched on the edge of a table. Turns out the table top wasn’t attached to the table legs, and I went A over T, with the table top landing on top of me. The shame!

Stupidly, later in the evening, I did exactly the same thing again. Alcohol may have been involved.

*Said boyfriend later became husband, so no lasting harm was done, although we do still mention it from time to time!

Well done to Madge for styling it out, and being the consummate professional she is.

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