MTV European Music Awards 2013
When she was safely back on solid ground, Katy accepted her award for best female.
The singer beat the likes of Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez to the prize.
"This is so cool. I was sitting backstage drinking champagne, looking at all those people, thinking I'm not going to win. I love what I do and I'm glad you see that," she said as she received her trophy on stage.