Brian May falls on stage

Brian May took an embarrassing tumble on stage but, like a true showman, he carried on playing.

The guitar sensation tripped over a drum kit which was being played by his fellow band member Roger Taylor.

The incident happened during a performance of the hit musical We Will Rock You in front of 2,000 fans at the Hippodrome theatre in Birmingham.  

He fell backwards onto the drums and took a couple of microphone stands down with him. Stagehands came to help but he carried on playing regardless.

To end the show, Brian May still managed to play a soaring rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody.