It was just a terrible moment on American Idol when the referee fell down on the floor of the stage for the first time.
American Idol contestant Funke Lagok suffered a horrific fall during the judging stage, falling on stage for the first time.
Her fall brought an abrupt halt to the judges’ comments, where Lionel Richie was preparing to decide who would advance to the next round.
Fortunately, medical staff were on-site and quickly responded to Lagoke – alongside Richie and fellow judge Luke Bryan.
Lagoke suffered a split chin and was later hospitalized and treated for dehydration. She is expected to make a full recovery.
She also made it through to the next round of the competition, giving her another opportunity to achieve her singing dreams.