WATCH: Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Falls On Stage

Part of the reason Iron Maiden is still headlining arenas all over the world after all these years is because frontman Bruce Dickinson hasn't lost a step in almost 40 years with the band – until now.

The singer has always taken his stagecraft seriously, and the newsworthiness of this recent trip-and-fall is evidence of his usual attention to detail. 

At an Iron Maiden concert this week in Manchester, England, Dickinson was singing "2 Minutes to Midnight" atop his usual centerstage perch. Fan-shot video shows the frontman fell face-first when he tried to step down.

But, Dickinson kept singing!

And to further prove himself the consummate performer, Dickinson exaggerated the flop and then hopped back up as if to inspect the treacherous platform before singing, "OW!" in time and in key with the song.

It certainly seems like Dickinson is okay; his tumble occurred during the third song of the evening. The band played 13 more that night, including its encore.

Original article by Andrew Magnotta at iHeartRadio