Madonna 'In The Clear' Following Hospitalisation For Bacterial Infection

1 July 2023 | 8:37 am | Mary Varvaris

Back home, she is reportedly “resting, feeling better and following doctors' orders.”


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Madonna has been discharged from the hospital and returned to her New York City home after being hospitalised with a bacterial infection earlier this week.

As a result of her hospitalisation, Madonna had no choice but to postpone upcoming Celebration tour dates as she recovers.

On Saturday (24 June), the Like A Prayer singer was admitted to hospital with a “serious” bacterial infection, her longtime manager Guy Oseary revealed on Instagram on Wednesday.

Oseary wrote, “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 as soon as we have them, including a new start date for the tour and for rescheduled shows.”

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On Thursday (29 June), a source close to Madonna told The Daily Mail that her family was “preparing for the worst” after she spent several days in the ICU.

“For the past couple of days, no one really knew which direction this was going to turn, and her family was preparing for the worst,” the singer’s relative said. “That is why it was kept a secret since Saturday. 

“Everyone believed that we may lose her, and that has been the reality of the situation.”

Also, on 29 June, a source close to Madonna told the news outlet CNN that the singer was “in the clear”.

Back home, she is reportedly “resting, feeling better and following doctors [sic] orders.”

The Celebration tour was due to begin in Vancouver on 15 July, kicking off a 35-date world tour that was slated to run in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the UK. The tour was scheduled until January 2024.

While Oceania dates could come later, it currently looks like Australian, and New Zealand fans won't be visited by the Queen Of Pop.

Madonna's Celebration run will be her first-ever live retrospective. The singer will reportedly perform music from her extensive discography, from her 1983 debut to her most recent album, 2019's Madame X.

“I am excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for,” Madonna wrote on her website upon announcing the tour earlier this year.

Since announcing the Celebration tour in January, Madonna’s biopic starring Ozark’s Julia Garner was reportedly scrapped, she unveiled the controversial original music video for American Life after 20 years, her SEX book is heading for auction, and she’s collaborated with Sam Smith on the track Vulgar.