Madonna showed up for jury service in New York on Monday in typical popstar fashion - 30 minutes late.

The singer - whose full name is Madonna Louise Ciccone - was escorted by security guards as she turned up to Manhattan Supreme Court having been called for jury service last month.

The 55-year-old previously escaped jury duty when she produced a doctor's note but got as far as the clerk's office, away from where jurors usually meet, the New York Daily News reported.

But the Like a Virgin star was once again excused from the duty, this time because there was enough jurors.

She also avoided being questioned to join a panel because her mere presence at the court caused commotion.

Madonna's dismissal came after she arrived about 30 minutes late for a 10am appointment, which was already an hour later than the 9am time prospective jurors arrive.

"I'm proud to do my job," she said as she left the court.

A court official said: "We had ample jurors today and had we needed her, she would have been sent out on a panel.

"We had sufficient jurors not to have created a further distraction for the courthouse. She got credit for her service and we're delighted she came."

Madonna will not be called upon to do jury duty in New York again for six years.