Canadian musician Grimes got the shock of her life when she was zapped onstage by a faulty effects pedal.
The 27-year-old, performing in Dublin for her Art Angels album tour, could be seen in a fan video recoiling in pain during the song Butterfly.
The electric shock appeared to emanate from her earpiece.
We've triple checked everything and haven't yet discovered what the issue was. The Irish promoters were nothing but lovely and I don't want them to take the blame for something that was most likely on our end. I also want to reiterate that everyone on my team and especially my audio guys did everything they could without stopping the show, but it was some kind of an issue w the vocal channel so even whilst bypassing the pedal I was getting gunshots through the vocal channel into my monitors. Perhaps it was an angry ghost. Anyway this probably doesn't make any sense to non-musicians, but w regards to the inside baseball I just wanted to say something so no one loses their job or gets in trouble for an issue that, as far as I can tell, was outside of everyone's control. Anyhow haha, apologies for the long and insane post, about to get on a 12 hour flight so hopefully this won't cause further press drama. :) and thanks again to the Irish fans!!!! I cannot reiterate how grateful I am to y'all for letting us trouble shoot between songs and for singing me happy bday and being all around jovial. Xxxxx Ps: Photo cred: @aisling_kraus
Grimes, real name Claire Elise Boucher, quickly shook off the incident and returned to performing.
She later made fun of the incident on her Instagram page.
"Appreciating every1 who tweeted this at me today haha," she wrote, referring to a picture of The Simpsons character Frank Grimes touching high voltage wires.
"Thank u thank u Dublin for being sweet and kind."