Madonna hospitalized for ‘serious’ infection, tour postponement

Her management has confirmed that Madonna has been hospitalized with a serious bacterial infection that has put her in the intensive care unit and will therefore postpone her upcoming tour.

On Wednesday, talent manager and producer Guy Oseary announced on Instagram that Like a virgin the singer, 64, has been in the ICU for a few days and is currently recovering.

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Oseary said the pop superstar was hospitalized Saturday and “her health is improving”.

While several newspapers reported that Madonna is now out of the ICU, Oseary explained in her post that the Queen of Pop is “still under medical care. A full recovery is expected.”

However, he said, “at this point, we will need to pause all engagements, including touring.”

“We will share more details with you as soon as we have them,” he concluded, “including a new start date for the tour and rescheduled performances.”

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Prior to her health problems, the singer was preparing to kick off The Celebration Tour, which was originally scheduled to begin in Vancouver, BC, on July 15.

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The biggest hits tour was announced earlier this year and is scheduled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Madonna’s breakthrough single, Holiday.

Ticketmaster/Live Nation told Global News that once a new date for the postponed screenings is announced or if a new date is not announced within 60 days, fans will be able to request a refund.

In 2020, Madonna underwent hip replacement surgery, 11 months after she was injured during her Madame X tour.

During her time Madame X’s Gift: Madame Xtra’s Q&A especially in 2021, she shared her experience of painful surgery.

“Let me be really honest with you — I used to be a fitness/workout maniac,” she said at the time. “You probably know that right?… On my (2019 Madame X) tour—I don’t know if you noticed it, but I limped a lot—I was in more pain than ever. all in my life. I’m a bionic woman – I had hip replacement surgery.

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“So, how do I stay in shape? It’s all in your head… It’s called will, it’s called no one can stop me, and the way I stay in shape is that no one can stop me. And the way I stay in shape is that I don’t believe in limits,” added Madonna.

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