Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
Ellie Goulding recently provided an update to her fans following a frightening incident involving a firework during a concert in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, over the weekend. The 36-year-old singer/songwriter reassured her 14 million Instagram followers that she was unharmed, explaining that she was not directly struck in the face by the pyrotechnic at the Victorious Festival, as reported by Fox News.
A video that circulated on TikTok captured the moment when Ellie Goulding was performing her hit song “Miracle” during the concert. In the video, a firework shot up through the stage directly beneath her, prompting her to react visibly by flinching. She was overheard saying “F—k” and seen covering her face momentarily before resuming her performance.
Ellie Goulding’s encounter with an errant pyrotechnic is not an isolated incident in the world of concert performances. Fox News pointed out that in 2015, Michael Clifford, the lead guitarist for the pop band 5 Seconds of Summer, accidentally walked into a pyrotechnics display, which resulted in his hair catching fire and causing burns to his face. Clifford later shared an update with his fans regarding his well-being.
In response to his pyrotechnic accident, Michael Clifford wrote, “What the f—ks up,” and apologized for not being able to finish the encore. He humorously remarked that he now resembled “Two-Face” but thanked everyone for their concern.
Tragically, in 2019, Spanish pop star Joana Sainz García lost her life due to a pyrotechnics malfunction during a performance.
Ellie Goulding has also been open about her struggles with mental health following the birth of her son Arthur. She described how anxiety could be debilitating at times but noted that being with her son had a calming effect. She emphasized the importance of prioritizing her role as a mother and then giving her best effort in other aspects of life.