Shania Twain Not Injured by Fall at CMT Music Awards

She Addresses the Incident in Video Released Via Twitter After the Show

Shania Twain says she was not injured after falling at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville on Wednesday night (June 8). Twain released a video via Twitter shortly after the event. In the video, she tells the camera, “I’m just trying to get all this adrenaline out because I just made a complete fool of myself and experienced one of life’s most embarrassing moments. And I’ve lived through that.”

Wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt and jeans — and no shoes — Twain continued, “And now I’m here to tell you that I realize I don’t need a stunt double because I did my own stunts in the Thelma & Louise video clip, and I didn’t need a stunt double to wipe out on my way to the CMT [Music] Awards stage to present for best male video of the year.”

Twain and Taylor Swift portrayed the main characters in the pre-recorded Thelma & Louise parody that opened the awards show.

To conclude the minute-long post-show video clip about the fall, Twain said, “I didn’t hurt myself. I have a bit of a sore thumb, and that’s about it. I am going to auction off those shoes, actually. I’m going to get rid of them as soon as I can. I never want to see those shoes again, or maybe I should keep them as a souvenir! I don’t know. I’ll have to think about that one.”

The video ends with Twain blowing kisses, waving and smiling at the camera.

Twain is scheduled to sign copies of her new memoir, From This Moment On, at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on Friday afternoon (June 10). She will debut the first song she’s written in six years, titled “Today Is Your Day,” on the finale of Why Not? With Shania Twain on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Sunday (June 12).

Craig Shelburne has been writing for since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.