Madonna nearly cancelled one of her performances in London last week (begs08AUG06) because builders working on houses either side of her residence in the capital are stopping her from sleeping. The usually sprightly pop queen surprised fans at one of her Confessions tour shows at Wembley Arena when she sat down to rest, and told of her fatigue. She said, "I only got three hours sleep last night because I have got construction work going on in stereo at my house. "This morning I was so tired I thought: 'F**k, I can't do my show.' But I'm getting lots of energy from the smiles on your faces." The site manager for one of the construction firms says, 'Usually we work from 8.30am, but we agreed to be quiet before 10am so Madonna could get her lie-in. "We have a job to do. I am surprised she has decided to complain."