'Stomp the Yard' Star -- The Painful Stage Dive

3/8/2010 4:00 PM PST
The star of "Stomp the Yard" took a long walk off a short stage this weekend -- and crashed down to the ground in front of a packed house.

It all went down at a step show in Fresno, when Columbus Short -- who was wearing sunglasses indoors -- didn't see the end of the stage ... and casually strolled right off of it.

In the video, which was posted on MediaTakeOut, it sure looks like the crash hurt -- but dude got up and continued the show ... with only a minor bruise to his ego.