MADONNA has worried fans by dedicating an emotional song to estranged son Rocco as they claimed she appeared drunk on stage.
The star , 57, who is locked in a bitter battle with ex-hubby Guy Ritchie over the 15-year-old, was said to have began her performance four hours late then downed drinks in front of the bemused crowd.
She allegedly told the crowd in Melbourne: â€œOne thing Iâ€™m going to do here tonight that Iâ€™ve never done before when singing is drink.â€
Later, it is claimed she said: â€œIâ€™m not supposed to be asking for alcohol right now but, Jesus Christ, get me some drink.â€
She kicked off her performance by arriving on stage riding a childâ€™s tricycle dressed as a clown.
Introducing the song Intervention, which has the opening line â€œI got to save my baby,â€ a picture of Rocco was used as a backdrop.
In an emotional voice, itâ€™s alleged she said of Rocco: â€œI probably would have enjoyed myself a bit more on this tour if he hadnâ€™t have disappeared so suddenly. Iâ€™m going to dedicate this song to him.â€
Concert goers soon took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the two-hour show.
One tweeted: â€œSo far, Madonna is drunk and constantly missing cues.â€
Others insisted she was â€œs***-facedâ€ and Karla Corpuz said: â€œMadonna is drunk as f.â€
Jonathan Larkin added: â€œMadonna is performing to tell her son to come home. So moving. And drunk.â€
The star recently denied reports she had been drunk on stage in Kentucky â€” insisting she would never drink while performing.
Rocco refused to return to New York from dad Guyâ€™s London home after Christmas, triggering a custody battle between the star and movie director Guy, 47.
The teenager yesterday attended a private hearing at Londonâ€™s High Court about the legal arguments regarding his future.
He went with Guy , and new wife Jacqui Ainsley, 34.
Despite yesterdayâ€™s emotional performance, fans later said Madonna had performed well â€” with many saying they hoped her upset over Rocco would not last. – Daily Mirror