Madonna NOT Drunk During Melbourne Show, Despite Reports

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Madonna Drunk

By Michael Lewittes

Madonna Drunk

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Madonna was not drunk at her Saturday show in Melbourne, despite reports. A production insider tells Gossip Cop media claims that she was intoxicated during her performance at the Rod Laver Arena are “inaccurate.”

A number of tabloids and websites alleged Madonna was drunk when she took a swig from a prop bottle and then a flask during a clown bit during her show. The Sun, for example, characterized her behavior as “boozy.” Meanwhile, TMZ claimed that Madonna was “drinking all her cares away.” The site alleged she was “guzzling booze” and “hit the bottle hard.” And the Daily Mail relied on a few fan tweets to report Madonna was “drunk.” That same tabloid further stated that she “swigged tequila from a fan’s hip flask.”

But it’s all wrong. In fact, in footage that TMZ posted on its site, after drinking from a bottle of vodka, Madonna told the crowd, “This isn’t even real.” And afterwards, when she pulled out her very own flask (not a fan’s), she said, “This is Kettle One (vodka),” not tequila, as wrongly alleged by the Daily Mail. She added about the liquid in the flask, “Tastes just like water.” What the tabloids and webloids seemingly on purpose neglected to mention is that throughout the bit, there were circus sound effects, timed to Madonna’s cracks, and she herself even honked a clown’s horn after saying it tasted like water.

In any event, Gossip Cop is told the whole drunk bit was not real, but rather just part of Madonna’s performance. A production insider further assures Gossip Cop that Madonna’s all about “attention to detail and perfection,” and does not get “drunk” on stage.

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