Curtain Collapses While Carly Fiorina Speaks on Stage in Texas

After the curtain fell, Fiorina returned to the podium and took questions.

ByABC News
September 27, 2015, 7:09 PM

— -- A curtain behind a Texas stage where Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina was addressing a conference of women entrepreneurs tonight collapsed mid-way through Fiorina’s remarks.

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO was interrupted when the heavy blue curtain behind her began to waver -– sending a rumbling noise through the conference room –- and women in attendance began to scream.

Fiorina and two women on stage with her huddled together and shielded their heads as the curtain fell along with the metal rods that held the curtain erect. The curtain fell to the floor behind the stage. No one was harmed in the incident.

After the curtain fell, Fiorina returned to the podium and joked to the audience of businesswomen, "Hey, we just get it done, huh?"

She then gave a special thanks to the women who were standing with her on stage and helped to shield her head as parts of the curtain and metal rods came tumbling down. "Now I realize they were my guardian angels."

Someone in the audience shouted something about Donald Trump to Fiorina, to which she jokingly responded, "OK, Trump, Hillary [Clinton], it could've been lots of people."

Fiorina then continued on, wrapping her remarks and then taking questions from the women in the audience.