Madonna Has Meltdown Over Smoking Fans
Threatens to halt performance, storms off stage
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2012 9:37 AM CST
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(Newser) – Take note, Madonna fans: The Material Girl is very, very anti-smoking. TMZ reports that during a sound check before an open-air concert in Chile Wednesday night, Madonna was apparently perturbed by secondhand smoke coming from fans with cigarettes near the stage. "No smoking!" she said. "If you're going to smoke cigarettes, I'm not doing a show. ... You're looking right at me and smoking cigarettes, like I'm a stupid fucking idiot."

"You don't care about me? I don't care about you. All right? Are we going to play that game? I'm not kidding. I can't sing if you smoke," she continued. "Entiendes?" Fortunately, the smokers put out their cigarettes and the show went on, but not before Madge had "stormed off stage," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Dec 23, 2012 9:39 AM CST
Get a clue, folks. If you're paying to hear someone sing and you want a good show, DON'T SMOKE! Period!! All you have to do to know it's murder on the voice is to hear someone talk who's been smoking a few years. It's not rocket science. Bottom line: A singer cannot sing well when they're fighting second-hand smoke...of any kind. Would you ask someone to sing who'd been caught in a forest fire? I don't think so. Use your brain; don't blame the singer. Their throat is their livelihood.
Dec 23, 2012 1:29 AM CST
She doesn't have the strongest set of pipes in the world, I'm sure that singing in a smoky room would be a lot harder for her than in a clean one.
Dec 22, 2012 11:41 PM CST
Just a couple months ago Madonna was at EDC and asked thousands of people if they've, "Seen her friend molly", which is another name for MDMA, ecstasy. Now she hates second hand smoke? Kill yourself madonna