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28 June 2023

Madonna Postpones Tour After Going Into Intensive Care

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Madonna has postponed her tour after falling ill and staying several days in intensive care.

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A statement from the US pop icon’s manager, Guy Oseary, posted on Instagram read: “On Saturday June 24, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which lead to a several day stay in the ICU.

“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.”

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Just one week ago Madonna shared a series of images which appeared to show her in rehearsals with her 18.9m Instagram followers, captioned “The Calm Before The Storm”.

Recently, Madonna announced a new rainbow-vinyl version of her sold-out 6LP collection, Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, out 23 June.

Madonna dominated album charts around the world last year with Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, a career-spanning remix collection celebrating her record 50 No 1 club hits, an accomplishment no other artist has achieved on a single Billboard chart. The remix collection debuted at No 1 on both the Billboard Top Album Sales and Top Current Album Sales charts. Madonna is now the first female artist with Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 in each of the last five decades.

Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones was originally released as a limited-edition 6-LP set on red and black vinyl. That version sold out in three days during pre-orders and remains highly sought after.

That 50-track vinyl version will see a wider release next month when it debuts on Rainbow-coloured vinyl.

The global Celebration Tour was set to cover four decades of music and feature live performances of many of Madonna’s greatest hits. The tour was due to begin on 15 July at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver and was scheduled to travel to 35 cities in North America and Europe.

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