[artist id="3188063"]Adam Lambert[/artist] shocked fans by kissing his bandmate, dancing provocatively and giving the finger to his critics during his performance of "For Your Entertainment" at the American Music Awards. But he also impressed and amused several of those watching by managing to play off his stumble atop a stage riser like an old pro.
Nope, that tumble wasn't rehearsed; it was a good, old-fashioned fall. "Literally, as it happened my foot got caught in the stair," Lambert told MTV News. "I hit the platform, and I didn't know what was going on. ... I felt like when you spray a cockroach, and its legs are up in the air. That's what I felt I looked like."
Perhaps he had felt inspired by Jennifer Lopez's fall earlier in the evening. Though fans may have thought his somersault was planned, at the time he felt a bit foolish. "And I'm like, 'I bet I look so ridiculously crazy,' " he recalled. "And when I went back and watched it, I was like, 'Oh, ninja roll, cool! That worked out.' "
And contrary to appearances, Lambert said he has no experience whatsoever in the ninja arts. "No ninja roll experience," he joked. "I don't know where that came from. I'm lucky I didn't roll off the stage. I don't know how that happened. It was amazing.
"I just can't believe that I was up by the next lyric," he marveled. "That was crazy."