Madonna has been forced to postpone her upcoming Celebration World Tour after being hospitalized with a “serious bacterial infection,” her talent manager and producer, Guy Oseary, said in a statement. He confirmed that the “Vogue” singer had been admitted to intensive care on June 24 and that while her condition has improved, she has a long road ahead of her. However, she’s still expected to make a “full recovery.”
“On Saturday June 24, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which lead to a several day stay in the ICU,” Oseary wrote on Instagram. “Her health is improving, however she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected.”
He continued: “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.”
Madonna first announced the Celebration World Tour in January 2023 in a video that featured the likes of Jack. Black, Lil Wayne, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Eric Andre, Diplo, and more. It was due to kick off in July in Vancouver and end in December in Amsterdam. She was due to perform in 35 cities in total.
Back in 2020, Madonna was hospitalized to undergo hip replacement surgery after she was injured on her Madame X tour. As a result of the injury, she had to cancel several dates on her North American leg of the tour. However, she has recently been back in much better health and was looking forward to getting back on the road to perform some of her biggest hits. Fans clamored to get tickets to the dates, eager to see one of the biggest musical superstars on stage once again.
It’s unclear whether or not Madonna is still in intensive care or how she contracted the bacterial infection, but we certainly hope she’s on the mend!