The bitter custody battle between Madonna and ex-husband Guy Ritchie rages on as the singer breaks down in tears on stage.
An emotional Madonna burst into tears after requesting a vodka cocktail be brought to her in the middle of a performance on a recent tour stop in Australia. It’s just the latest in a series of erratic behaviour by the singer, who has reportedly been an emotional wreck over the ongoing custody battle with Ritchie over their 15-year-old son, Rocco.
According to fans, Madonna was slurring her words and appeared unsteady on her feet during a recent performance. The singer was dressed in a clown costume, complete with a pink wig. Though she claims she wasn’t “drunk,”; she requested a Cosmopolitan be brought on stage by her back-up dancers before launching into a song dedicated to her son.
After Madonna had kept fans waiting in the rain for hours, they took to social media to note the singer’s bizarre behaviour, with some fans calling her “drunk”; and “s***faced”; after noting that the singer missed several of her musical cues.
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The emotional breakdown on stage is the most recent blow for the “Material Girl”; singer, whose tour has been rocked by rehearsal delays. At a recent performance in New Zealand, Madonna openly addressed her heartbreak over her legal dramas on stage. “There is no love stronger than a mother for her son. If I talk about him too much I might cry,”; before dedicating a song to Rocco as personal photos of him appeared on the giant screen behind her.
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//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.jsMadonna and film director Ritchie divorced in 2008, but are currently embroiled in a custody battle over their teenage son and where he will live. Rocco, who has been living in London with Ritchie and wife Jacqui Ainsley since December, appeared in a court hearing this week over the battle for his future. While Ritchie was in attendance at yesterday’s hearing, Madonna pressed on with her tour. Her lawyers read a statement from the singer saying she would have “very much’ liked to have been in court with her son.
The court appearance comes as Madonna’s daughter Lourdes “Lola”; Leon is named as one of the new faces of Stella McCartney’s fragrance, Pop. Designer McCartney welcomed the 19-year-old to the campaign, posting, “She’s an independent, inspirational and free-spirited young woman.”;
So happy to have Lola on the POP team! Lola, who I’ve known her entire life, is at the beginning of her career as a performance artist. She’s an independent, inspirational and free-spirited young woman. Despite being born in the spotlight, she has kept her feet firmly on the ground! X Stella #POPNOW #LolaLeon A photo posted by Stella McCartney (@stellamccartney) on Mar 11, 2016 at 2:18am PST