We've all had our share of "most embarrassing moments" throughout life, but could you imagine if your cringe-worthy act happened in front of thousands of people or, even worse, on live television for all the world to see?
When you're a celebrity and spend your life in the spotlight, that's the risk you're willing to take. Live shows leave no room for mistakes, and some of our favorite A-listers learned that lesson the hard way.
If you've recently had a pretty brutal snafu, we have the perfect solution to making yourself feel better: feast your eyes on some of these top embarrassing celeb moments that are so awkward you'll forget all about your own flubs.
John Travolta’s Oscar Mispronunciation
At the 2014 Oscars, John Travolta flubbed pretty epically when he attempted to announce “Let It Go” singer Idina Menzel’s performance. Travolta tried and failed to sound out her name, which he hadn’t heard before, but ended up saying something that sounded like “Adele Dazeem.” As a result, he was mocked relentlessly for the embarrassing mishap.
Katy Perry’s MTV Fall
When Perry was asked to perform her then hit “I Kissed A Girl” at the MTV Latin America Awards, she went all out with a giant pink frosted cake onstage as a prop. But at the end of her performance, she dived on top of the cake and couldn’t get up again, attempting to stand but slipping and falling on her face. Through it all she kept a smile on her face like the true entertainer she is.
Ashlee Simpson's SNL Lip Sync Snafu
We will never forget the moment when Simpson took the SNL stage gearing up to perform her hit, “Pieces of Me,” and something went horribly awry. Someone behind the scenes played her vocal track too early, exposing her as lip syncing the performance and, unfortunately, affecting her entire career.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar Fall
Jennifer Lawrence’s fall was pretty brutal, but it actually made us love her more. In 2013 when she went up to accept the Academy Award for best actress, she took a pretty bad tumble going up the stairs. Although she recovered nicely and with poise, it was still pretty tough to watch.
Fergie's Onstage Bathroom Accident
Back in 2005, Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie experienced the nightmare of all nightmares: she accidentally peed her pants while performing on stage in front of a crowd. She later explained she had been running late for the show and didn’t have time to use the bathroom beforehand; however, the damage was already done (and there was photo documentation, too).
Sofia Vergara’s Dress Rips
The 2012 Emmy Awards might bring back some bad memories for Sofia Vergara. While on the red carpet, the Modern Family actress had her dress split down the back, much to her horror, exposing her backside to the whole world – and all the cameras. She and Ellen DeGeneres hilariously recounted the incident for Halloween that year.
Zac Efron’s Condom Drop
When Zac Efron was walking the red carpet in 2012 at the premiere of The Lorax, an unexpected item made quite an appearance. While walking in front of all the media outlets, Efron reached his hand into his pocket and accidentally dropped a condom onto the carpet in plain view of all the cameras. The snafu plagued him for a while, even prompting the Today Show to question him about it.
Justin Bieber’s Onstage Puke
At a 2012 Phoenix performance during his tour, Justin Bieber gave fans a beyond-intimate show when he began throwing up on stage mid-song. Afterwards, he asked his fans “will you still love me even though I’m throwing up on stage?” and attributed the vomiting session to some “bad milk.”