Madonna hospitalised for “serious bacterial infection,” halts tour

Madonna, the iconic pop star, has been hospitalised due to a “serious” bacterial infection. 

The singer’s longtime manager, Guy Oseary, confirmed via Instagram on Wednesday, June 28, that Madonna was initially found unresponsive and rushed to the hospital. She has been in the ICU since Saturday, June 24, and her family was reportedly “prepared for the worst.”

Despite the initial scare, Oseary has assured fans that Madonna’s “health is improving, however, she is still under medical care.” 

He also noted that “a full recovery is expected.” 

Madonna’s team has paused all commitments, including her career-spanning “The Celebration Tour,” which was set to begin on July 15, 2023, in Vancouver, Canada, and conclude on January 20, 2024, in Phoenix, United States.

In a post to Instagram just a few days before her hospitalisation, Madonna shared photos from what appeared to be preparations for the tour, which included shows at the United Center in Chicago on August 9 and 10. However, due to her illness, those shows and the rest of the tour have been postponed.

Madonna was “strenuously rehearsing” for 12 hours a day before she was hospitalised, according to reports. The singer’s team has not released any further details about her condition or when she is expected to be released from the hospital.

Celebrity supporters, including Zooey Deschanel, have taken to social media to wish Madonna a speedy recovery. Madonna’s fans around the world are also sending their love and support to the pop icon during this difficult time.

Madonna’s team has not yet announced new dates for the tour with over 80 shows planned across North America and Europe, but Oseary has stated that they will share more details as soon as they have them. The postponement of the tour includes all commitments, and Madonna’s team has paused all preparations for the tour and fans who have purchased tickets for the tour are advised to hold on to them until new dates are announced.


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