Madonna has postponed her upcoming Celebration tour due to a bacterial infection.
On Wednesday (June 28), Guy Oseary, the singer’s tour manager, revealed that Madonna contracted a “serious” bacterial infection over the weekend, resulting in “a stay in intensive care for several days”.
“Her health is improving, however she is still receiving medical attention,” Oseary wrote on Instagram, adding, “A full recovery is expected.”
He continued, “At this point we have to pause all commitments, including the tour. We’ll let you know more details as soon as we have them, including a new tour start date and for any shows that have been rescheduled.”
According to an exclusive, Madonna became unresponsive and was rushed to a nearby New York hospital page six Report. She is said to have been intubated for at least one night during her stay.
The “Like A Virgin” singer was scheduled to begin her 45-city tour in Vancouver on July 15, followed by stops in North America and Europe.
The Celebration tour, which is set to feature 84 shows, comes a few years after their last tour in 2019 in support of their 14th studio album. madam x
In January, Madonna announced the tour and urged fans on Instagram to “join the party.”
She also vowed to “explore as many songs as possible in hopes of giving my fans the show they’ve been waiting for.”
The Celebration tour marks Madonna’s twelfth concert tour and will feature songs from all periods of her career.
Madonna’s tour halted production of a planned biopic about her life ozarkJulia Garner is set to star.
While it has been claimed that the project is no longer in development due to Madonna’s touring commitments, the Queen of Pop shared a promising update in May when she shared photos with Garner on Instagram.
Garner beat off stiff competition from Hollywood stars like Florence Pugh, Alexa Demie and Sydney Sweeney to be cast in the role of Madonna.
Auditions for the biopic took place in February 2022, with potential actors reportedly attending a grueling “boot camp” led by Madonna herself.
The musician and actor has previously spoken about writing the film’s script, calling it “the most tiring and challenging experience I’ve ever had.”