Madonna's tour postponed as she remains hospitalized for several days
Madonna is recovering from a "serious bacterial infection" that required intensive care. The pop icon's "Celebrations" tour, set to begin in July, has been postponed until further notice.
Madonna, the iconic pop star, is currently recovering from a "serious bacterial infection" that required her to be hospitalized in an intensive care unit for several days, according to her manager Guy Oseary. In a statement released on Wednesday, Oseary stated that while Madonna's health is improving, she is still under medical care and a full recovery is expected.
As a result of her illness, Madonna's "Celebrations" tour, which was set to begin on July 15 in Vancouver, Canada, has been postponed until further notice. The tour, which was nearly sold-out worldwide, was meant to pay homage to Madonna's more than four-decade long career and was scheduled to include 84 concert dates.
The New York Post's Page Six website reported that the pop star was taken to a hospital in New York City after falling ill. Madonna's tour was set to include stops in various cities across the United States, including Detroit, Chicago, Miami, and New York, where her journey to superstardom began. She was then scheduled to continue the tour in Europe, with dates in London, Barcelona, Paris, and Mexico City.
Madonna, a Grammy-winning megastar known for hits like "Like a Virgin," has had an immeasurable influence on the music industry throughout her career. Her manager, in his social media statement, promised to provide more information about the tour, including a new start date and rescheduled shows, when it becomes available.
This is not the first time Madonna has faced health issues. In 2020, she underwent hip replacement surgery following an injury sustained during her "Madame X" tour.
Madonna, born in 1958, moved to New York City in the late 1970s with only $35 to her name. She worked various jobs, including nude modeling and selling donuts, to make ends meet. Her breakthrough came in 1982 with the release of her first big single, "Everybody," followed by a string of hits such as "Lucky Star," "Borderline," and "Holiday."
In 1984, Madonna achieved international fame with the release of her album "Like A Virgin." She continued to dominate the music scene in the 1990s, with memorable moments like her infamous cone-shaped bras on the "Blond Ambition" Tour in 1990 and the release of her controversial book "Sex" in 1992.
In the late 1990s, Madonna's music took a new direction with the dance-flavored beats of her award-winning album "Ray of Light" in 1998. Throughout her career, she has always pushed boundaries and made headlines, such as her provocative kiss with Britney Spears at the 2003 MTV Music Video Awards.
Despite her health setbacks, Madonna remains a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. In January, she announced her forthcoming tour in a video that paid homage to her 1991 documentary "Truth or Dare." In the clip, Madonna played the sleepover game with fellow celebrities, hinting at the risque nature of her upcoming shows.
"I am excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for," Madonna said when announcing the tour.