The Queen of Pop is staying strong almost two weeks after being hospitalized with a “severe bacterial infection”.
Actress and former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell, a longtime friend of Madonna’s, shared encouraging updates on the “Vogue” singer’s health on Instagram this week.
On Sunday, O’Donnell shared a still image of her and Madonna on the set of the 1992 film A League Of Their Own, which she captioned Do You Remember When? #league #mo.”
In response to a follower’s concern about Madonna’s health, O’Donnell wrote, “She’s fine.”
“She’s recovering at home — she’s generally very strong,” added the Emmy winner when asked by another commenter to update her on the Material Girl’s condition.
O’Donnell’s Sunday comments marked the second time she offered insight into Madonna’s health.
In a June 28th Instagram post, the host of The Rosie O’Donnell Show posted a vintage photo with the seven-time Grammy winner doing yoga on the set of O’Donnell’s talk show last day. She captioned it, “Feeling good #Madonna #love.”
Representatives for Madonna did not respond to The Times request for comment on Wednesday, and the recording artist has yet to post anything about her health condition on her social media accounts or website.
“On Saturday June 24th, Madonna contracted a severe bacterial infection [led] to a multi-day stay in the ICU,” Oseary wrote on Instagram. “Her health is improving, but she is still receiving medical treatment. A full recovery is expected. At this point we have to pause all commitments, including the tour.”
The legendary musician’s forthcoming global tour – a 43-city tour set to begin July 15 in Vancouver – has been heralded as a comprehensive journey through her 40-year catalog of era-defining pop hits. It was also heralded as a tribute to New York City, where the eponymous singer made a name for herself on the downtown club scene.
Madonna was scheduled to play at the Crypto.com Arena in downtown LA on September 27th, 28th, 30th and October 1st. It’s not yet clear how the tour postponement will affect these dates.
“We’ll let you know more details as soon as we have them, including a new tour start date and rescheduled shows,” Oseary wrote.
The “La Isla Bonita” singer announced the highly anticipated tour in January.
“I look forward to trying out as many songs as possible in hopes of giving my fans the show they’ve been waiting for,” Madonna said in a statement at the time.
Times staffer August Brown contributed to this report.