On Saturday, Madonna, 64, reportedly had to be urgently transported to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and required intubation after being discovered unresponsive. This distressing incident has compelled the renowned star to postpone her 40th-anniversary tour. The reason behind these alarming circumstances was a severe bacterial infection, necessitating her hospitalization.
On Saturday, Madonna experienced a distressing incident in New York that led to her being urgently taken to the hospital and subsequently intubated after being found unresponsive. The star’s manager, Guy O’Seary, took to Instagram to share the news with the world. He disclosed that Madonna was grappling with a serious bacterial infection, which necessitated her stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for several days.
Due to her medical struggles, the 64-year-old popstar has regrettably been compelled to postpone her highly-anticipated 40th-anniversary tour. O’Seary reassured fans in his post that Madonna is expected to recover fully and that her health is improving. However, he emphasized that she is still under medical care and receiving necessary treatment.
According to Page Six, Madonna, who had plans to commence her 84-date Celebration tour in Vancouver, Canada on July 15, was discovered on Saturday and subsequently taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where she was intubated overnight.
The publication also reported that Madonna’s eldest daughter, Lourdes Leon, 26, stood by her side during her hospitalization.
Although O’Seary did not provide specific details about Madonna’s treatment or the circumstances of her hospitalization, he confirmed that she was admitted to the ICU on Saturday due to a bacterial infection.
“On Saturday, June 24, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which led to a several-day stay in the ICU,” he wrote on Wednesday afternoon.
While her health is improving, Madonna is still under medical care, and a full recovery is expected.
O’Seary also announced that the start of Madonna’s highly anticipated tour, for which she had been rehearsing for months and was scheduled to begin in a few weeks, will be postponed. He stated, “At this time, we will need to pause all commitments, which includes the tour.”
He did not disclose the new start date for the tour or provide specific details about rescheduled shows but promised to share more information as soon as it becomes available.
A source confirmed to DailyMail.com that Madonna is now out of the ICU and recovering.
The Madonna: The Celebration Tour was initially planned to run from July 15, 2023, to January 30, 2024. It would have marked her 12th concert tour, encompassing 84 North America and Europe shows.
In her last Instagram post on June 20, four days before her hospitalization, Madonna shared a carousel of photos showing her rehearsing for the tour, captioned: “The calm before the storm.”
On June 23, she also posted on her Stories, sharing a glimpse of her getting her roots bleached.
Madonna’s previous concert performance took place at London’s O2 Arena during her Rebel Heart tour in 2015, which was also the year she had a memorable fall during a performance at the BRIT Awards.
Although Madonna completed 75 theatre shows during her Madame X tour, she had to cancel several shows due to recurring hip and knee injuries.
The Who’s That Girl World Tour in 1987 was her first concert tour in the UK.
Our thoughts are with Madonna and her family.