Bette Midler continues performance after falling during ‘Hello, Dolly!’

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MANHATTAN — The show must go on for Tony-award winner Bette Midler who took a tumble onstage during Thursday night's performance of Broadway revival of "Hello, Dolly!"

It happened just before intermission and appears the actress fell due to a set malfunction. The curtain dropped and the show was delayed for a short time, but resumed after intermission.

Her publicist released a statement saying, "All is OK. Bette stumbled. She's fine!"

After the show, Midler tweeted her response to her fall:

"You may hear I was in a little accident on stage tonight; two set pieces collided, I had to make a run for it, and I fell. But I'm fine."

Audience members took to Twitter to express their concern.

The iconic role of Dolly Gallagher Levi marks Midler’s return to the Broadway musical stage in about 50 years.

Midler will take her final bow in the show on January 14, 2018.