Madonna has canceled her world tour after being sent to an intensive care unit (ICU) with a severe bacterial infection.
According to her management, the global popstar’s sickness was “serious,” necessitating a “multiple day stay in the ICU.” He also stated that a full recovery is predicted.
Guy Oseary said in a statement that Madonna’s health is improving, although she is still under medical care.
Madonna, 64, was set to begin her 84-city tour next month.
According to US media, she is being treated at a hospital in New York City.
The pop superstar planned a greatest hits tour to commemorate the 40th anniversary of her breakout single, Holiday.
The Celebration Tour, dubbed after the singer’s experimental, theatre-based Madame X shows in 2019 and 2020, would mark her comeback to arenas and stadiums.
Some of those shows were canceled due to the star’s knee and hip problems.
“Sorry I had to cancel tonight,” the diva posted on Instagram after canceling a 2020 performance in Lisbon, “but I must listen to my body and rest!”
Madonna’s latest tour was scheduled to begin on July 15 in Vancouver, Canada, and end on January 30 in Mexico City.
However, Madonna’s manager stated that the singer-songwriter suffered a “serious bacterial infection” on Saturday, June 24, and that all engagements would have to be delayed as a result.
She was slated to kick off the UK and Europe leg of her tour on October 14 at London’s O2 Arena.
“I am excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes of giving my fans the show they have been waiting for,” she said when she announced the tour in January.
Madonna’s best hits span numerous decades, including, to name a few, Into The Groove (1985), Like A Prayer (1989), Vogue (1990), and Hung Up (2005).
Madonna, who is notoriously guarded about her health, was most likely in the latter phases of a tour preparation rehearsal.
After finishing her Sticky & Sweet Tour, she was granted a Guinness World Record for the highest-grossing music tour by a female artist in 2009.
Forbes magazine ranks her as the 45th richest self-made woman in the United States, with an estimated fortune of $580 million (£460 million), and claims she has earned an estimated $1.2 billion from tours.
She is the mother of six children. She wrote to her 18.9 million Instagram followers last week to congratulate her twin 10-year-old daughters on finishing primary school.
Madonna Louise Ciccone was born in Detroit, Michigan. She traveled to New York in 1978 to pursue a career in dance and music.
Her older brother, Anthony Ciccone, died earlier this year at the age of 66 after battling alcoholism and homelessness.