Sir Paul McCartney slipped over as he left the stage after his final show of the year in his hometown of Liverpool on Monday (20.12.11).
Sir Paul McCartney slipped over as he left the stage after his final show of the year on Monday (20.12.11).
The Beatles legend took a tumble down some stairs after completing his Christmas hometown show in Liverpool as he was leaving the stage at the city's Echo Arena.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "He's not accident-prone so it's unusual for him to be clumsy. He saw the funny side."
Paul - who was discovered with the band when they regularly played at the city's Cavern Club in the early 60s - was reportedly unshaken by the incident, and simply "dusted himself down" before carrying on.
Paul, 69, is not the only rock star to have suffered minor problems at a show this year.
The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards also famously suffered similar mishaps when playing in Germany. First he slipped on a frankfurter in Frankfurt, and things only got worse in the city of Hamburg.
He said: "I slipped on a hamburger. It's absolutely true. I've always got the shower of dope thrown at me onstage, but you've got to be even more wary of German foodstuffs."