It has been an excellent year for the Billie Eilish. Apart from her major win at the Oscars earlier this year, she also got to headline Coachella and perform on the same stage with Harry Styles, Lizzo, and Carly Rae Jepsen.
Being a headlining performer on the stage of Coachella at age 20 is no mean feat. However, Eilish has taken on the task, risen to the occasion, and is absolutely killing it on the stage.
Unfortunately, like we’ve seen happen to many other stars, Eilish took the wrong step and fell flat on her face while performing at the music festival. This was seen by those in attendance and those viewing through the YouTube Livestream.
The “Bad Guy” singer did not dismiss the incident. Instead, she owned up with a hilarious response.
Read on to get the details.
‘I Just Ate S–t!’
The “Happier Than Ever” crooner had an unfortunate incident on the Coachella stage on April 23, 2022. She initially delighted fans by bringing up Hayley Williams to perform the acoustic version of Paramore’s “Misery Business” and then later performed “Getting Older.”
we didn't laugh at all …
…but finneas dying up there #BILLIECHELLA #billieielish #BillieEilish #finneas #Coachella pic.twitter.com/dHq1uNW6ks
— billiampirate (@golldwingg) April 24, 2022
However, as the lights reined in at the end of the track, a fall could be heard from the stage, which came from no other person but Eilish. However, she addressed the incident with a funny quip.
“I just ate s—! Ouch! You guys, I just ate ass up here,” Eilish says about her fall in the clip, which was posted by a fan on Twitter. “I am good,” Eilish then assured her audience. “It was dark! Ouch! I tripped on the f—ing fire thing!”
Video obtained by TMZ explores the incident further.
“It was pitch black. You see that square? This f—ing thing? I went de-de-de-de-de and fell onto my face!” she says in the video shared by the publication.
The crowd then chanted “f*k the square,” and Eilish couldn’t help but join them in the chant.
She later admitted that she was not seriously injured by the fall and noted that all was “good” despite the apparent pain she felt at the time.
Later, she brought up her brother Finneas O’Connor and Hayley Williams for an acoustic cover of “Misery Business” and her song, “Your Power.”
Billie Eilish Said A Shout-Out To Beyoncé On Stage
During her first performance on the stage of Coachella, Eilish took a minute to shout out to Beyoncé, who was also a headliner for this event in 2018.
“Thank you, Coachella! I am sorry I am not Beyoncé,” the songwriter said on the stage. “This is such a dream come true.”
At the time, Beyoncé was a headliner performer for the famous California festival, where she performed her “All The Single Ladies” song.
After her ground-breaking performance that included an appearance from Destiny Child, attendees started to refer to Coachella as Beychella.
About ‘The Happier Than Ever’ World Tour
Following the success of the “No Time To Die” song, Eilish has gotten back on the road for her “Happier Than Ever” tour.
As she prepared for Coachella this year, she reflected on her 2019 performance, stating that she “really resented” the things surrounding her during that “period of time.” She claimed that she had that “ruined by a person” but added that it was fine.
Although she did not mention the person’s name, there were speculations that the person she was referring to was her ex-boyfriend Brandon Adams.
Now, she is back on the Coachella stage with more tours, performances, and awards under her belt. And fans couldn’t be prouder.
Her Stint Of Achievements
Before her myriad of headlining performances this year, the Grammy-award winner had a bit of imposter syndrome.
“I should not be headlining this s–t!” Billie expressed to the crowd. “But I am so f–king grateful that I’m here and that you guys are all here. This is such a dream come true.”
The singer also headlined the 2019 Coachella with her “Where We Fall Asleep” performance at the time.
Apart from this record-breaking feat, she also became the youngest singer to win a Grammy, Emmy, and Golden Globe for the same song, “No Time To Die,” which was recorded for the latest series of the James Bond franchise.
In an interview with E! News on the red carpet, she admitted that writing a song for the James Bond franchise was something she and her brother sort of manifested.
“For year and years, way before this was even like any sort of possibility in the slightest at all…we would sit down and write Bond songs, thinking it was the coolest thing.”
She continued, “We would role play writing a Bond song and we would constantly tell our team, ‘If there is any opportunity in the future…'”
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