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JLS star Aston Merrygold leaves viewers in shock after backflip goes extremely wrong mid-performance

JLS star Aston Merrygold leaves viewers in shock after backflip goes extremely wrong mid-performance

The singer took a tumble while performing live on stage with his JLS bandmates.

Aston Merrygold has sparked a social media frenzy after he attempted to perform a backflip live on stage.

On Saturday (11 November), all four members of JLS took to the Utilita Arena in Sheffield for the final show on their 2023 tour run.

However, things took a turn when Aston, 35, messed up his trademark backflip.

You can watch the jaw-dropping footage below:

While on stage with his fellow band members JB Gill, Ortisé Williams and upcoming I'm a Celeb campmate Marvin Humes, the singer stepped up for the stunt, but ended up slipping before falling flat on his back.

However, the ‘Beat Again’ singer was seemingly unfazed as he quickly rolled back up to rejoin the ongoing choreography. Such a good sport, ey?

At the time Williams, 36, could be seen quickly checking in with the X Factor star before the quartet embarked on their dance number.

Videos of the botched stunt have since been posted across TikTok and X (formerly Twitter), with many fans wishing Merrygold well.

One TikTok user said: “Mistakes/accidents happen sometimes, it’s normal!!!

"He did well to continue, I would have died inside/walked off he’s amazing. Hope he’s OK.”

A second said: “Ortisé getting ready to go check on him.. Love that.. But also ouchhhh.”

“I remember crying when I was 10 because he did this exact thing and got a head injury (I assumed that meant he died),” replied another.

Aston Merrygold fell on his back whilst attempting to perform a backflip.

Elsewhere, one X user said: “In 15 years I have NEVER seen him fall over. Nothing like ending tour with a bang.”

The ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ singer has previously been hospitalised for failing to pull off a backflip, with Humes, 38, telling The Mirror in 2012 that he had landed on his head and was left with a concussion.

Speaking about the moment, which took place during the band’s 4th Dimension Tour, Humes said: "One of our dancers slipped a disc, one had a really bad neck injury and one a knee injury. Then Aston fell on his head which was pretty nasty.”

Speaking about the injury himself, Merrygold said at the time: "It's been full-on. As well as landing on my head, I busted my knee and [JB Gill] did his, too.'’

The star was seemingly unhurt as he carried on with the live show.

JLS’ show in Sheffield marks the end of their 2023 tour dates, and the band are not expected to perform live again until Friday 28 June 2024 at Newmarket’s Racecourse.

At the time of writing, the quartet currently have 11 dates lined up for their 2024 Summer Hits tour including a gig at Cardiff Castle and The Quarry in Shrewsbury.

Their final date is expected to be at Yorkshire’s Wildlife Park on Saturday 31 August 2024.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@sar.ahlouise

Topics: Music, Celebrity, TikTok, Social Media