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Madonna Sings Emotional Tribute Dedicated To Victims Of Paris Attacks

"We just want to sing a few songs about peace ... to pay our honor and respect to the people who died almost four weeks ago."

Madonna performed an intimate, emotional rendition of "Imagine" and "Like a Prayer" for the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks on Wednesday, nearly a month after the attacks occurred

The singer tweeted out her surprise performance, telling fans that she would be in the Place de la République after the Paris show on her Rebel Heart tour.

Madonna and her 10-year-old son, David, showed up and sang with the crowd, accompanied by guitarist Monte Pittman. 

"Everybody knows why we're here," said Madonna, by way of The Guardian. "We just want to sing a few songs about peace, just to spread love and joy, and to pay our honor and respect to the people who died almost four weeks ago. And to spread light … we all need it."

Watch her performance of "Imagine" below: 

And "Like a Prayer": 

Just a day after the attacks occurred in Paris, Madonna became emotional while performing in front of a crowd in Stockholm. 

"It's been very hard for me to get through the show up to this point and not forget what happened," she said. "I need to take this moment to acknowledge the tragedy ... and the senseless endings of precious life that occurred last night in Paris." 

Correction: A previous version of this post said that Madonna gave an emotional speech in Berlin. 

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