All part of the plan.
That's what a laughing Lopez told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show the day after the slip that became water-cooler talk in offices around the country.
"Did I trip a little bit? I don't even remember," Lopez, 40, joked on Monday morning. "Yeah, I meant to do that. That was part of the choreography."
Seriously, though, Lopez accepted props for her rapid recovery.
"The measure of things isn't what happens when you fall, it's how you recover when you fall," she said.
And the important thing was that she was back onstage, having a ball.
"It was fun, it was really fun," she said. "It was nice to be back on stage and doing my thing."