Beyonce Knowles proved herself to be a true survivor, battling through her Tidal X: 1015 performance on Saturday night despite a severely bloodied ear.

A wardrobe malfunction saw her left earring rip clean from her face and pierce straight through the skin – leaving many viewers of the livestream and audience members horrified as blood dripped freely from her ear.

Fans on social media speculated her long ponytail may have been to blame, catching the protruding earring during her energetic dance moves.

Twitter user called Christina wrote, "@Beyonce is a true performer because I'm pretty sure her braid has gotten caught in her earrings. And she bleeding down her ear #TIDALX1015."

The Daily Mail report that stylist Ty Hunter selected the baubles, as well as the black beaded gown and Louboutins Beyoncé wore on stage.

The 35-year-old was performing at the Robin Hood Foundation charity concert as an artist signed with the Tidal music streaming venture launched by her husband, rapper Jay-Z.

And the mother-of-one pulled out all the stops to prove her status as one of the world's most premier powerhouse divas, continuing despite her injury.

The three-time Golden Globe nominee recently concluded her $256m (£210m) grossing Formation World Tour on October 7, held to support her critically-acclaimed visual album Lemonade.

The record featured references to marital troubles with Jay-Z and cryptic suggestions that Rita Ora, previously signed to his Roc Nation label, had an affair with the Watch The Throne hitmaker.

However, the couple appeared to have put these troubles behind them by recording a joint album, as the rapper appeared on stage with his wife for their sultry collaboration Drunk In Love, with the pair embracing and playfully smiling during the performance.

The pair are clearly not concerned about the health of the streaming service that has struggled to compete with market leader, Spotify.

Reports suggest Jay-Z may be looking to cut his losses and sell the service to protect the couple's $107.5m (£87m) net worth.