Madonna is currently in the process of recovering at her residence after falling ill with a severe bacterial infection, according to reports released on Thursday. Several sources close to the iconic pop star have confirmed that she is now recuperating at home.
On Wednesday, her manager Guy Oseary made a statement on social media, announcing Madonna's hospitalization and assuring the public that her health is improving, with a full recovery expected. As a result of her condition, Madonna's highly anticipated "Celebrations" tour, initially scheduled to commence on July 15 in Vancouver, Canada, has been indefinitely postponed.
The global tour, which had garnered significant attention and had already sold out numerous venues, aimed to pay tribute to Madonna's illustrious career spanning over four decades. The tour was set to include performances in several cities across the United States, such as Detroit, Chicago, Miami, and New York, the birthplace of her meteoric rise to superstardom. Following the North American leg, Madonna, who is currently 64 years old, had planned to embark on a European tour in the autumn, with stops in prominent cities like London, Barcelona, and Paris.
Recognized for her Grammy-winning artistry and the timeless impact of songs like "Like a Virgin" and "Material Girl," Madonna has left an indelible mark on the music industry throughout her career. Additional details regarding the postponed tour, including a new start date and rescheduled shows, will be provided by Guy Oseary as soon as they become available.
This isn't the first time Madonna has faced health challenges. In 2020, she underwent hip replacement surgery following an injury sustained during her Madame X tour. Born in 1958, Madonna, who received a Catholic education, made her way to New York in 1977 with only $35 to her name. She rose to prominence with her debut single "Everybody" in 1982, which was followed by a string of hits including "Lucky Star," "Borderline," and "Holiday."