International pop sensation Madonna has been rushed to hospital after reportedly suffering from a “serious bacterial infection”, forcing her to postpone her upcoming world tour.
According to reports, the Vogue hitmaker spent several days in the ICU after being rushed to hospital on Saturday, June 24.
The 64-year-old’s manager Guy Oseary took to social media to update fans on the singer’s condition.
“On Saturday, June 24, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which led to a several-day stay in the ICU,” the statement read.
“Her health is improving, however she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected.
“At this time we will need to pause all commitments, which includes the tour. We will share more details with you soon as we have them, including a new start date for the tour and for rescheduled shows.”
The news of Madonna’s hospitalisation sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment world, with countless fans expressing their concern and offering their prayers for her well-being.
“Please send her my love and support. I’ll be sending prayers for her healing,” one fan wrote.
“Health comes first. Get well soon Queen
“Omg! Sending all my love to M. Hope she gets well soon!!
“Wishing her a speedy recovery
“OMG, that sounds scary. Lots of love to her and hope she gets well soon. Health is more important than anything else.”
Madonna had her sights set on an electrifying 84-date Celebration tour, set to commence on July 15 in Vancouver, Canada, before embarking on further performances in the United States and Europe, culminating with a grand finale in Amsterdam on December 1.
Only days before her hospitalisation, Madonna took to Instagram to share a series of photos capturing the preparations for her tour.
“The calm before the storm,” she captioned the post.
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Earlier in the year while revealing details of her highly-anticipated tour, she told fans that she was “excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for.”
With a career spanning over four decades, Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. With albums such as Like a Virgin and True Blue, alongside hits such as Material Girl, Like a Prayer, and Papa Don’t Preach, she quickly became a cultural phenomenon while cementing her status as the Queen of Pop.
She has received numerous accolades, including multiple Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.