July 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM ET
During a slowed-down performance of her 1984 hit "Like a Virgin," Madonna became visibly emotional and cried before finishing the song.
But Madge wasn't sad for long: A shirtless backup dancer lifted her to her feet, fastened her into a corset and sensually stroked her body.
He then tightened her corset dramatically, causing her to theatrically gasp for air.
"Don't cry, Madonna!" a fan yelled out.
Fortunately, the Material Girl regained her wits, finishing the song to much applause.
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