In a word: YEOW! Beyoncé suffered a (literally) hair-raising emergency on stage in Montreal Monday night, when her long locks somehow got caught in a stage fan — necessitating a crowd of security, handlers, and eventually some scissors to cut her free.

The superstar was singing "Halo" at the time of the accident. Remarkably, she did not stop the performance; rather, she calmly sat down and continued with the tune as the stage crew attempted to free her.

Beyonce during her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Credit: Larry Busacca, PW via Getty Images

Thankfully, the fan did not appear to be running at the time — otherwise, we're sure she would have punctuated that song with a shriek! However, as anyone with long hair knows, it's never fun to get tangled up in this manner; and at the very least it's a bit on the embarrassing side.

Well, at least we can rest easy knowing she's got access to the best hairstylists to fix this little mishap!

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Bey later commented on the incident with a game sense of humor. On Instagram, she posted some handwritten lyrics about the ordeal, including the gem, "I felt my hair was yankiiiiin/ From the fan that's always hatiiiiin."

Beyoncé showed she had a sense of humour about the incident in a note to fans. Photo: Instagram

Beyonce is set to bring her Mrs Carter Show World Tour Down Under in late October and early November this year.

Wendy Geller writes for Yahoo! Music

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