Michelle Williams has had it with the constant reminders of her highly publicized fall on live television 16 years ago.
The infamous incident, which occurred during a Destiny’s Child performance of ‘Soldier’ on BET’s ‘106 & Park’ in 2004, has plagued the songstress for years and become a point of emotional trigger for her – a truth she waxes honest about in the hotly-selling memoir/self-help book ‘Checking In’ (available now).
Still hot on the promo trail in the book’s support, Williams recently took to ‘Larry Reid Live’ to dish on her desire to stop recording solo music, the possibility of a DC3 reunion, and more. But, when the host made a joking reference to the 16-year-old on-stage mishap, Michelle made sure she let viewers know how tired she was of the topic.
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After the host playfully asked if Michelle would ‘stay on her feet and not fall [this time]’ in reference to a Destiny’s Child reunion, she didn’t bite her tongue in response.
“I need people to stop saying, ‘She’s so clumsy!'” said Michelle. “I fell one time. That’s like, causing PTSD. That’s probably why ain’t gon’ do music.”
Later in the chat, the ‘Heard A Word’ hitmaker elaborated on the PTSD the incident caused.
“There is no evidence of me falling any other time. I fell one time,” she said. “That happened in 2005…it probably took me 12 or 13 years to watch it.”
All-in-all, the 42-year-old dished on how common it is for performers to fall on stage – which made her wonder why her on-stage slip is so frequently discussed.
“Do you know how many people [have fallen on stage]?,” she asked before launching a list. “Robbie Williams has fallen, Usher has fallen, Madonna has fallen, Beyonce has fallen, Kelly [Rowland] passed out. Why do y’all single me out?”