Madonna was rushed to hospital after being found unresponsive on Saturday - with the star receiving treatment in an intensive care unit as she ba
Madonna was rushed to hospital after being found unresponsive on Saturday – with the star receiving treatment in an intensive care unit as she battled a serious bacterial infection.
The 64-year-old pop icon has been forced to postpone her 84-date 40th anniversary The Celebration tour – which was scheduled to begin in Vancouver, Canada on July 15 – after suddenly falling ill and requiring intubation in a New York City hospital, reports Page Six.
The singer’s manager Guy O’Seary confirmed the news in an Instagram post which stated the star was still ‘under medical care’.
Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Leon, 26, remained by her side throughout her hospitalization.
O’Seary’s post read: ‘On Saturday, June 24, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which led to a several-day stay in the ICU.
‘Her health is improving, however she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected.
Shock news: Madonna was rushed to hospital after being found unresponsive on Saturday – with the star receiving treatment in an intensive care unit as she battled a serious bacterial infection
Recovery: The 64-year-old pop icon’s manager Guy O’Seary confirmed the news in an Instagram post which stated the star was still ‘under medical care’
‘At this time we will need to pause all commitments, which includes the tour.
‘We will share more details with you as soon as we have them, including a new start date for the tour and for rescheduled shows.’
A source told DailyMail.com: ‘She is out of the ICU and recovering.’
The Madonna: The Celebration Tour, was slated to run from July 15, 2023, to January 30, 2024.
It would be the singer’s 12th concert tour and will visit cities in North America and Europe anticipating 84 shows.
The singer’s last Instagram post was on June 20 – four days before her hospitalization – and showed her rehearsing for the tour in a carousel captioned: ‘The calm before the storm.’
On June 23, she also shared a post to her Stories showing her getting her roots bleached.
Madonna last took to the stage in London’s O2 Arena during her Rebel Heart tour in 2015, the same year she famously took a tumble during a performance at the BRIT Awards.
While Madonna performed at 75 theatre venues during her Madame X tour, she was forced to cancel several shows due to recurring hip and knee injuries.
She first took to the road to tour around the UK in 1987, with her Who’s That Girl World Tour.
Daughter: Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Leon, 26, remained by her side throughout her hospitalization
Her performances have been no stranger to controversy, having famously angered the Catholic Church in 1990 when she simulated masturbation on stage, leading Pop John Paul II to call for a boycott of her Blonde Ambition tour.
It was during that same tour that Madonna donned her now-iconic Jean Paul Gaultier conical bra during a sell-out show in Japan.
In 2006 she also infuriated the Church of England by staging a mock crucifixion during her Confessions tour in LA.
It comes after Madonna was scarcely recognisable in the latest racy offerings she uploaded to her Instagram page.
She decked herself out in bondage gear including a busty sheer lace top and flounced around her bed, biting down seductively on a riding crop.