Madonna shares health and touring updates for the first time since being hospitalized with a bacterial infection that forced her to postpone her ‘Celebration’ tour: “I’m on the road to recovery.”
Since falling ill last month with a bacterial infection that landed her in the ICU and forced her to postpone her “Celebration” tour, Madonna took to social media to update fans on her recovery and tour rescheduling plans.
“Thank you for your positive energy, prayers, and words of healing and encouragement,” Madonna wrote. “I’m on the road to recovery and incredibly grateful for all the blessings in my life.”
The singer acknowledged that while she didn’t want to disappoint existing ticket holders by postponing the tour, she knew focusing on her health was most important. Madonna also shared the news that while the North American leg of the tour, initially set to begin this month, is still in the process of rescheduling, the European leg will start as planned in October.
“My first thought when I woke up in the hospital was my children. My second thought was that I did not want to disappoint anyone who bought tickets for my tour,” she writes. “I also didn’t want to let down the people who worked tirelessly with me over the last few months to create my show. I hate to disappoint anyone.”
“My focus now is my health and getting stronger, and I can assure you, I’ll be back with you as soon as I can! The current plan is to reschedule the North American leg of the tour and to begin in October in Europe,” she concludes. “I couldn’t be more grateful for your care and support.”
Madonna had been hospitalized after reportedly being found unconscious in her home. While she recovered in the ICU from an unknown bacterial infection, her daughter Lourdes Leon remained by her side. Madonna is said to have been unconscious throughout the night and spent a couple of days in the ICU before being transferred to another hospital wing to recover.