Pink suffered a scare at her concert in Nuremberg, Germany, last night, as a high-wire portion of her show went haywire, launching the singer off of the stage and into a barricade in front of the crowd. The accident took place as Pink attempted to secure herself into a harness for an aerial performance of the show's final number, "So What." Her Funhouse tour is packed with acrobatic stunts, including an upside down trapeze performance of "Sober."
"I possibly broke something," she told fans from the stage last night. "Very sorry, I'm not going to be able to do the last song. But thank you for coming to the show and thank you for always being supportive." A video of the accident shows two assistants helping strap Pink into a harness attached to three wires. As the moment for her aerial departure nears, the singer is visibly apprehensive — turning toward the back of the stage, she makes an "X" signal with her arms to announce that she's not ready.
Her warning was too little too late, and the mechanism pulls the singer at a high speed into the crowd. "No, no, no," Pink says on the video as the wires yank her several meters before she reaches the edge of the stage and is jerked into the barricade. She was quick to reassure her fans that she was OK, taking to Twitter just moments later to say, "To all my nurnberg fans- I am so so so sorry to end the show that way.I am embarassed and very sorry. I'm in ambulance now but I will b fine."
An hour later, she confirmed that a bruised pride was among the worst of her injuries, writing, "Ok all my lovers out there- nothings broken, no fluid in the lungs, just seriously sore. I made that barricade my b*tch!!!!"
Seven shows remain on Pink's European trek, and she has no plans to cancel any dates. Said the singer this morning on Twitter, "no pain, no gain. or is it no brain, no pain? either way, i will be on that stage, even if i have to crawl."
To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here
MUSIC 9 Classic Devo Videos
OLYMPICS 18 Epic Opening Ceremonies