Madonna Postpones ‘Celebration’ Tour After ‘Serious Bacterial Infection’

Madonna, the global popstar, has had to postpone her highly anticipated world tour due to a serious bacterial infection that landed her in the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU). Her manager, Guy Oseary, described the infection as “serious” and stated that she had to spend several days in the ICU. However, he assured fans that Madonna is expected to make a full recovery.


While Madonna’s health is improving, she is still under medical care and receiving treatment at a hospital in New York City, according to reports from US media. The 64-year-old singer was scheduled to kick off her 84-date tour next month, but those plans have now been put on hold.

The tour, which was meant to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Madonna’s breakthrough single, “Holiday,” would have been her first-ever greatest hits tour. Known as the Celebration Tour, it was set to mark her return to arenas and stadiums following her experimental Madame X shows in 2019 and 2020. Unfortunately, some of those performances had to be canceled due to knee and hip injuries.

Madonna expressed her regret on Instagram after canceling a 2020 performance in Lisbon, stating, “Sorry I had to cancel tonight, but I must listen to my body and rest!”

The tour was originally scheduled to begin in Vancouver, Canada, on July 15th and conclude on January 30th in Mexico City. However, Madonna’s manager revealed that she developed a serious bacterial infection on June 24th, leading to the postponement of all her commitments.

The UK and Europe portion of the tour, set to start on October 14th with shows at London’s O2 Arena, has also been affected.

Madonna, who is known for her extensive catalogue of hits spanning several decades, including iconic songs like “Into The Groove” (1985), “Like A Prayer” (1989), “Vogue” (1990), and “Hung Up” (2005), was likely in the final stages of rehearsal before the tour.


The pop icon, who prefers to keep her health matters private, holds a Guinness World Record for the highest-grossing music tour by a female artist for her Sticky & Sweet Tour in 2009. With an estimated wealth of $580 million (£460 million), Madonna is listed as the 45th richest self-made woman in the US by Forbes magazine, and her tours have earned her an estimated $1.2 billion.

In addition to her successful career, Madonna is a mother of six children. Recently, she took to Instagram to celebrate her twin 10-year-old daughters’ completion of elementary school, sharing the news with her 18.9 million followers.

Madonna Louise Ciccone, originally from Detroit, Michigan, moved to New York in 1978 to pursue her passion for dance and music. Earlier this year, her older brother Anthony Ciccone passed away at the age of 66 after battling alcoholism and homelessness.

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