Pop star Katy Perry was consoled by Cyndi Lauper after breaking down in tears watching the singer's Broadway hit Kinky Boots on Wednesday (01May13).

The I Kissed A Girl hitmaker wept during the finale of the musical, and needed a moment to regain her composure before she went backstage to meet her idol Lauper.

A source tells the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, "She was crying so hard she thought she lost an eyelash."

According to the publication, Lauper later handed Perry a tissue and told her, "Honey, I keep these on me at all times. I've been crying non-stop all week."

Lauper, who wrote the music and lyrics for Kinky Boots, shed tears of joy on Tuesday (30Apr13) after the production was nominated for 13 Tony Awards.