Watch Your Step, Freddie Mercury
We all know that exhilarating rush that accompanies major milestones in our lives. For creative souls, receiving an award is an apex of achievement, and it’s no surprise that their overwhelming excitement can occasionally lead to memorable, albeit awkward, moments. Now, picture this scenario: the grand stage of the 2019 Academy Awards, the pinnacle of cinematic recognition, and Rami Malek’s turn in the spotlight.
Malek had just claimed the coveted Oscar for Best Actor for his electrifying portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. As he stood there, basking in the glory of his achievement, fate decided to add an unexpected twist to the tale. In a stunning turn of events, Malek stumbled and tumbled down the stairs with such force that bystanders rushed to his aid, and even emergency medical technicians were summoned.