Ariana Grande was performing during the Tampa stop of her Sweetener World Tour on Sunday night when she tripped and fell during the show.
Grande was strutting across a platform on the stage during her second song of the night and wearing a costume that included red thigh-high PVC boots when she stumbled and fell to her knees right into the arms of one of her dancers, who caught the singer and helped her get back on her feet as Grande laughed.
A fan shared video footage of the moment on Twitter, praising Grande for falling on beat and Grande re-posted the clip and replied, joking that “things were going too well.”
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Grande discussed the fall with the crowd later on in the show.
“Thank you for making me feel loved when I fell earlier,” she reportedly said. “I had to fall. It’s been 87 shows and I haven’t fallen yet, so it had to happen.”
Grande was originally supposed to perform in Tampa back in May but had to reschedule the show shortly before it was set to start due to illness. “I’m so grateful to be with you guys, finally,” she told the crowd on Sunday night.
oh my. at least i still made the button. i’m crying. things were going too well. https://t.co/OuwXnTbQdo
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 25, 2019
“i had to fall, it’s been 87 shows” pic.twitter.com/dxBoUqrnqx
— manuela (@soloariana) November 25, 2019