Last night, Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour came to Houston’s Toyota Center. As a noted David Bowie fan, the two are linked in a rather unusual way. Back in 1996 when Bowie was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Bowie wasn’t there to accept his induction. So Madonna accepted the induction for him, using the time for which Bowie was to deliver his speech to recall her days as a 15-year-old in Detroit, sneaking out of the house to go to Bowie concerts. Madonna, who hasn’t been a virgin in some decades, had her concert cherry popped by David Bowie.

In tribute last night, she channeled Bowie with a performance of his 1974 single “Rebel Rebel”. On Facebook Monday, she released an eulogy for the late rocker, sharing her heartbreak equally shared by the rest of the globe with his untimely passing. Read her eulogy below.

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 too. 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.