Actor Rob Lowe once went out on a date with pop superstar Madonna.

The West Wing star makes the revelation in his new book Love Life, the follow-up to his 2011 memoir Stories I Only Tell My Friends, revealing he became smitten with the singer after attending one of her concerts in Los Angeles in 1984.

Lowe writes, "She was cute and she was young and she was single, and so I sat front row... she was a revelation... 'Madonna would like to see you backstage,' a security guard said as the house lights came up... She had flawless skin and eyes that imparted secrets... she asked what movie I was working on and so I told her a little about St. Elmo's Fire, which I had just finished. 'I play the bad boy,' I said. Madonna just smiled. She seemed to like that."

The actor goes on to reveal they later went on a date to a "giant dance club" and he was shocked when the pop star suggested they mix with the crowd outside the Vip section, writing, "Madonna and I were discussing where we would sneak off to at the end of the evening when she suddenly jumped up and said, 'Let's dance!'... 'I'll wait here,' I said. 'Suit yourself,' she replied as she waded beyond the velvet rope into the fray... 'You're crazy,' I said, half meaning it. 'No I'm not,' she said...  'I'm just not going to let success f**k up my fun.'"

The book is released next month (Apr14).