Madonna is one of a kind and she wants to keep it that way. She reportedly is so worried about obsessive fans she orders minions to scour her dressingroom after each show so her DNA can’t be stolen.
Pop star eccentricities are well known and are often written into riders of concert contracts to make sure all whims are catered to. But this is the strangest request yet.
The 53-year-old singer has reportedly set up a “sterilization team” to wipe up DNA that she might have left behind from her hair, skin or saliva, according to London tabloid The Mirror.
She also reportedly demands that only she and her entourage are allowed backstage and no one is not only allowed in her dressing room, but are forbidden from even looking into it.
The Material Girl is currently on her MDNA world tour and has been playing in Europe. Concert promoter Alvaro Ramos, who is looking after the Portuguese leg of the tour, starting Sunday, confirmed the story.
“We have to take extreme care,” he said. “In the end it is all to protect her and make her comfortable. I do understand it but it is taken to extremeness.”
Madonna, who follows the mystical Jewish Kabbalah sect, also reportedly ordered her swimming pool and heating system pipes at her home drained and filled with Kabbalah-blessed water.