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?”
Her recovery from that fall was honestly legenderic
Lmao. It was iconic. The good old days
i mean, she’s absolutely correct
We all watched it live tho lol. Fun lady
It wasn’t YOU we gawked at!
It was your band mates’ angry (for one) and nonchalant (for the other) reactions to your fall that shocked us.
Poor Michelle. 😘
This….I was just thinking this to myself..like girl it’s not that you fell, it’s the fact you had two whole members that didn’t even try to help her up. She need to stop making herself out like everyone just be dawging her..she need to check the two heauxs that’s in her former group..she should be mad at them for not helping her up..period
LOL @ 2 heaux!! She knows both helped her more than enough. One by hiring her, two by letting her screech every song’s last verse (SHE ruined Survivor and Lose My Breath for me!) Britney’s whiny Soubrette is more pleasant to the ear. 😅 Shouldn’t have forced her church going soul to sing secular music in bööty cutters – oft looked as uncomfortable as she’s humorless (bless her ❤, for years, she thought #poormichelle was about her finances . . . I can’t with her) 😵
I agree, it wasn’t so much about her fall but her mates reactions. The show was live, sh!t happens…
Michelle Williams is truly star, she is the most gorgeous of DC3, and she has the best voice. I just love Michelle’s heart. I will check out her book and more of her music. Her performance on The Masked Singer …🔥.
As for the fall, it only funny because of the way Kelly dem looked down at her. But not ha ha funny, more like OMG.
Screechelle the best voice?
Uh . . . I’m looking at you like the best tone in Destiny’s Child looked at your fave hitting the floor.
I don’t agree either. But screech who?? Let’s not do that. All three were and still are vocalists in their own right.
She asked. I will answer. They single you out because no one understands how and why you were on that stage in the first place.
You’re probably the only one who don’t know why she was here ….and it speaks volume about the two ears that sits on the two sides of the void you’re calling brain !!!
Get off it! Michelle has a valid point. Why do we not pick on any of her listed artists after they’ve suffered painful falls onstage? Because she does not share in that respect. You may not like it.
“Infamous incident”? It’s the first I’m hearing of it…
Here, boo. Getchorself caught up. 😁
People just hate Michelle because she took Letoya ana Latavia spot distiny’s child people hate change they always looking for someone to hate … if Bey and Kelly stopped to help her than it would have been poor Michelle couldn’t even get up on her own … one thing I have learned about pple is they gone have an opinion and they gone hate regardless