The Queen of Pop covered Bowie’s song ‘Rebel Rebel’ as a picture montage of the star was played on a massive screen behind her

“Devastated” Madonna lay down on stage and put her head in her arms after paying tribute to “inspiring and innovative” David Bowie last night.

The Queen of Pop remembered the late music legend in Houston, Texas as part of her Rebel Heart tour.

Madge covered Bowie’s hit ‘Rebel Rebel’ as a picture montage of the star was displayed on a big screen behind her.

Following her performance she dramatically dropped to the floor, putting her arms out in front of her.

Sharing a picture of the moment to Twitter she wrote: “Paying Tribute to My Favorite Rebel. Thank you!……….David Bowie #rebelhearttour”

Heroes singer David passed away on Sunday aged 69 following an 18-month battle with cancer.

In a lengthy tribute posted to Facebook following the news of his death, Madge described Bowie as “unique and provocative.”

She wrote: “I’m devastated. David Bowie changed the course of my life forever.

“I never felt like I fit in growing up in Michigan. Like an oddball or a freak. I went to see him in concert at Cobo Arena in Detroit. It was the first concert I’d ever been to.

“I snuck out of the house with my girlfriend wearing a cape.
We got caught after and I was grounded for the summer. I didn’t care.

“I already had many of his records and was so inspired by the way he played with gender confusion. Was both masculine and feminine. Funny and serious. Clever and wise. His lyrics were witty ironic and mysterious.

“At the time he was the thin white Duke and he had mime artists on stage with him and very specific choreography. And I saw how he created a persona and used different art forms within the arena of rock and roll to create entertainment.

“I found him so inspiring and innovative. Unique and provocative. A real genius. His music was always inspiring but seeing him live set me off on a journey that for me I hope will never end.

“His photographs are hanging all over my house today. He was so chic and beautiful and elegant. So ahead of his time.

“Thank you David Bowie. I owe you a lot. The world will miss you.”