Katy Perry Gets Stuck Mid-Air on Floating Prop During Nashville Show

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Katy Perry performs onstage during 'Witness: The Tour' at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 6, 2017 in New York City.  

"You better pick your phone up, 'cause this is a YouTube moment!"

Katy Perry’s been storming arenas across the United States on her Witness Tour, which features hordes of backup dancers and elaborate stage constructions. But even the largest-scale productions can occasionally go awry, as Perry demonstrated on Wednesday night in Nashville when she got stuck atop a floating planet prop.

The singer had just finished performing “Thinking of You,” at which point she was supposed to descend back to the stage of the Bridgestone Arena. Instead, she was left stranded atop the miniature Saturn, where she quickly started ad-libbing to the crowd to fill time.

“This is the first time I’ve been stuck in space! I know I’m kind of a space cadet, but actually, this thing is being stuck right now,” said Perry, who was likely distracted by the stage crew talking in her in-ear monitors. “They’re talking to me in my ear, it’s a whole big deal. You better pick your phone up, ‘cause this is a YouTube moment!”

Eventually, the planet began its slow descent toward the ground, though Perry made a less-than-smooth dismount. “I guess I’m just gonna have to get down and walk amongst my people,” she said before clumsily jumping into the crowd and being escorted back to the stage.

Perry’s fans didn’t seem to mind the diversion, applauding as she told them, “This is not how the show is [supposed to be] going, and you love it.”