In a heartfelt message, Madonna expressed her sincere desire to avoid disappointing her fans who had purchased tickets for her tour. The iconic artist, who had recently been hospitalized due to a “serious bacterial infection,” acknowledged the importance of delivering a memorable experience to her dedicated audience.
Madonna assures her devoted fans that despite the delay, there will still be a reason to celebrate. In her first public statement since being hospitalized for a “serious bacterial infection,” the Queen of Pop revealed that her highly anticipated Celebration World Tour will kick off in Europe in October, with plans to reschedule North American dates.
Expressing her gratitude for the outpouring of positive energy, prayers, and words of support, Madonna, 64, took to Instagram to update her fans. She shared her journey to recovery and acknowledged the love and blessings in her life.
The well-being of her children was her immediate concern upon waking up in the hospital, closely followed by her desire not to disappoint those who had purchased tickets for her tour. Madonna also expressed her commitment to the dedicated individuals who had worked tirelessly alongside her to bring the show to life, emphasizing her reluctance to let anyone down. Disappointing others is something she genuinely dislikes and aims to avoid.
Madonna assures her fans that her health and well-being are her top priorities at the moment, focusing on regaining strength. She expresses her gratitude for the care and support she has received from her fans and assures them that she will be back with them as soon as she can. The current plan is to reschedule the North American leg of the tour and begin the tour in Europe.
Live Nation, in a press release, confirms the unfortunate postponement of the first leg of The Celebration Tour in North America. Rescheduled dates will be announced in due course, and fans are advised to hold onto their tickets as they will remain valid for the new dates once announced. The tour is scheduled to commence in Europe in October.
Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, previously shared on June 28 that she was recovering following a stay in the ICU due to a health scare. While her health is improving, she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected, and all commitments, including the tour, will be temporarily paused. Further details, including a new start date for the tour and rescheduled shows, will be shared with fans soon.
According to a music source, Madonna had been experiencing symptoms of illness for a while but chose to ignore them to focus on rehearsals for her tour. Her drive to be the best and deliver a unique experience to her fans compelled her to push herself relentlessly. Another music source mentioned that Madonna had been neglecting self-care due to her busy schedule, continuously pushing herself beyond her limits.
In January, when announcing the tour, Madonna expressed her excitement to perform a wide range of songs and deliver the show her fans had been eagerly anticipating. Her dedication to her craft and desire to provide an unforgettable experience for her audience has been a driving force throughout her career.