Madonna Shares Health Update After Postponing Tour
Madonna has shared her first statement since being hospitalized in late June with a serious bacterial infection, saying she is on the road to recovery.
“My first thought when I woke up in the hospital was my children,” she wrote, after thanking fans for well wishes. “My second thought was that I did not want to disappoint anyone who bought tickets for my tour.” Read the full statement below.
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It was revealed that the superstar was had been hospitalised when her manager, Guy Oseary, posted on Instagram: “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.”
Madonna – health update, full statement
“Thank you for your positive energy, prayers, and words of healing and encouragement.
I have felt your love.
I’m on the road to recovery and incredibly grateful for all the blessings in my life.
My first thought when I woke up in the hospital was my children.
My second thought was that I did not want to disappoint anyone who bought tickets for my tour. I also didn’t want to let down the people who worked tirelessly with me over the past few months to create my show. I hate to disappoint anyone.
My focus now is on my health and getting stronger and I assure you, I’ll be back with you as soon as I can.
The current plan is to reschedule the North American leg of the tour and to begin in October in Europe.
I couldn’t be more grateful for your care and support.