The stage can be a cold hearted snake sometimes.
Paula Abdul took quite a tumble on Saturday while she was performing on the third stop of her current tour.
The 56-year-old singer was mid-performance when she plummeted right off the stage, much to the horror of her adoring fans.
Ouch! Paula Abdul fell face first off the stage during a Saturday performance in Mississippi on her new tour
Going down: The momentum seemed to take her forward and she was over the edge in an instant
In a video from the concert, the Straight Up singer was seen singing in a white 3/4 sleeve layered mini dress.
Paula was belting out her hit ‘The Promise of a New Day,’ while standing on some huge flowing pieces of pink and purple fabric.
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The American Idol star managed to navigate the precarious oversized ribbons with ease, and in heels no less.
But, as she walked toward the crowd while waving one arm, she didn’t seem to notice that the stage was about to end.
Before the fall: The singer managed to navigate stepping over huge pieces of flowing fabric with ease as she danced and sang in front of the crowd
So far, so good: The star seemed to have everything under control as she moved toward the crowd at the front of the stage
The star shouted ‘come on’ into the microphone and then toppled face first into the audience.
When the pop star was out of sight and on the ground, her vocal track kept on playing, suggesting that she might have actually been lip syncing.
Eyewitnesses told TMZ that Paula didn’t appear hurt, adding that she bounced back and continued on with the show.
No signs of stopping: As she moved closer to the edge, the star didn’t seem to be slowing down her gait
Issues: Paula canceled her previous concert the day before at a different venue because she claimed on social media that they couldn’t accommodate her stage
The stage has been giving the artist some real headaches lately.
Her fall happened on the third scheduled date on her ‘Straight Up Paula! 2018 Tour at the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi.
She’d already canceled the second date the day before at a different venue.
Oh no! It appeared that the American Idol judge took one step too many as her one foot slid off the stage
On October 19, Paula abruptly pulled the plug on her second tour date at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles due to ‘production issues.’
She took to social media to explain to fans that she was ‘devastated’ about having to cancel due to an issue that she ‘learned about once [she] arrived.’
In a subsequent post, Paula responded to a commenter explaining further: ‘My team and I drove all night to see you all and were extremely disappointed to find out that the venue was unable to to accommodate our stage and show.’
Bounce back! Concert goers told TMZ that Paula jumped right back on stage and didn’t appear hurt
Hear the music: While Paula laid supine on the ground, her vocals kept going which prompted some to surmise that she was lip syncing
She’s scheduled to play her next date on Tuesday in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and there has been no word on whether or not the fall with impact that show.
Abdul rose to massive fame in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s as a popstar and dancer, and then became a household name again as one of the original judges on American Idol.
The star has suffered from chronic pain for years and has been open about her struggle.
Throwback: Paula rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a pop star; she’s see here performing in 1992
Last year, Paula performed during a brief stint on the road with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men.
Over the summer, the veteran choreographer spoke with ET about the tour and said that she didn’t feel like she got to ‘engage as much with the audience’ and would do more of that on her solo run.
Actually diving into audience is probably not the type of engagement she was looking for.
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