- By Malu Cursino & Max Matza
- BBC News
Madonna has postponed her world tour after being rushed to a hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) due to a serious bacterial infection.
According to her manager, the global pop star’s infection was „severe” and led to „several days in the ICU.” He is expected to make a full recovery, he said.
Guy Osiri said in a statement that Madonna’s condition is improving, but she is still under medical care.
Madonna, 64, was expected to begin her 84-date tour next month.
US media reports that he is being treated at a hospital in New York City.
The pop icon has embarked on his first greatest hits tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his breakout single Holiday.
Dubbed the Celebration Tour, it will see the singer return to arenas and arenas in 2019 and 2020 after her experimental, theater-based Madame X shows.
Some of those performances were canceled due to the star’s knee and hip injuries.
„Sorry I had to cancel tonight,” the star wrote on Instagram after canceling her 2020 show in Lisbon, „but I have to listen to my body and rest!”
Madonna’s latest tour was scheduled to begin in Vancouver, Canada on July 15 and end in Mexico City on January 30.
But the singer-songwriter’s manager said on Saturday, June 24, that Madonna had a „severe bacterial infection” and that all engagements had to be suspended as a result.
He was due to kick off the UK and Europe leg of his tour on October 14, scheduled to start and finish at London’s O2 Arena.
When announcing the tour back in January, he told fans: „I’m excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes of giving my fans the show they’ve been waiting for.”
Madonna’s biggest hits span the decades – including Into the Groove (1985), Like a Prayer (1989), To Walk (1990) and Hung Up (2005).
Madonna – who is very private about health-related matters – may have been in the final stages of a rehearsal regime in preparation for the tour.
In 2009, after completing her Sticky & Sweet tour, she held the Guinness World Record for the highest-grossing music tour by a female artist.
American magazine Forbes has listed her She is the 45th richest woman in the US with an estimated worth of $580m (£460m) and claims to have earned $1.2bn from touring.
She has six children. Last week, she took to her 18.9 million Instagram followers to congratulate her twin 10-year-old daughters on graduating primary school.
Madonna Louise Ciccone grew up in Detroit, Michigan. In 1978, she moved to New York to pursue a career in dance and music.
Earlier this year, his older brother Anthony Ciccone died at age 66 after struggling with alcoholism and homelessness.
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