Madonna is melting down on stages across Australia
Well, it sounds like Madonna, not Richard Simmons, is the one who may be losing it.
In the thick of a custody dispute over son Rocco with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, the Material Girl had a meltdown on stage at a packed concert in Australia on Saturday night.
According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Madge downed a bunch of tequila onstage, begged for someone to “f--- me,” and called her ex-husband a “son of a b----” at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena.
The 57-year-old fell while riding a tiny tricycle, sprawled out on stage and told fans she “messed up,” adding, “You would think it was in my DNA.”
She later rambled, “Please, someone f- -- me. I’m just kidding. I don’t have to ask for that.”
Could her behavior be a cry for help? Sounds like it, quite literally.
“Someone please take care of me, please. Who is going to take care of me?” the singer asked in one of many rants, according to Britain’s Sun newspaper.
Madonna reportedly drank from a flask and a bottle of tequila during the performance, which included a weird tribute to her son.
“If I have learned one thing in my life, it is this — just go with it. If you relax, it doesn’t hurt as much,” she said as pictures of Rocco as a child were displayed in the background.
Madonna’s latest spectacle comes after another strange incident at a free concert in Melbourne on Thursday. She showed up four hours late, and drank from a bottle of vodka before performing her song Intervention for Rocco, saying she was ready to “heal the wounds” over the custody battle.
“Everybody knows the saga of me and my son Rocco,” Madonna said on stage during the show titled “Tears of a Clown,” according to the Sun. “It’s not a fun story to tell or think about.”
Madonna and Ritchie have been battling over Rocco since he decided in December to live with his father in London.
A hearing has been scheduled in Manhattan Supreme Court for June 16, and a source told Page Six that Madonna has “basically accepted” that she won’t get full custody, but hopes to see Rocco one weekend per month.