"I had a little bit of whiplash, I smacked the back of
my head. And I had a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3 a.m.
to make sure I was compos mentis," she said. Of course, as a buff pop
goddess who rides horses and kicks butt when she's not making music (or waves), she notes: "I know how to fall. I’ve fallen off my horse many times." And,
her mentis was totally compos, thank you.
As it turned out, it was a bit of a caper. "My two
lovely dancers basically strangled me off the stage. I had two choices, I could
either be strangled or fall, and I chose to fall," she said.
"Everyone was worried my cape was going to slide off,
so they tied it really tight around my neck. So here I am marching in like the
queen, I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled the silky string and it
wouldn't come undone."