Fri., Mar. 15, 2013 9:03 AM PDT
Maybe Ed Sheeran should've segued into a cover of "Wipeout."
Because that's exactly what the English singer-songwriter did Wednesday night after careening off stage while opening for Taylor Swift in Omaha, Nebraska.
Sheeran's embarrassing stumble, which was captured by cell phone cameras and posted to YouTube, happened about midway through the 22-year-old musician's set in front of a sell-out crowd while performing his hit "You Need Me, I Don't Need You."
Standing on a speaker while leading the audience in a call and response, he foolishly decided to jump across to another monitor when he misjudged the distance, slipped and did a major face plant on the floor.
It was the hitmaker's first gig on the country-pop queen's Red Tour which next pays a visit to St. Louis, Mo., before moving on to shows in Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC; Newark, NJ; and Miami, Fla.
Sheeran, who's a featured artist on Swift's Red album, has yet to comment on the bad trip, though he did inform his Twitter followers that day that he was battling a nasty bug.
Get your rest (and watch your step!), Ed. Your fans need you.