Madonna has shared an update on her ‘Celebration Tour,’ after she experienced a serious medical scare. On Monday, the pop icon revealed on social media a timeline for her rescheduled tour dates, after they were postponed due to a recent hospital stay.
Weeks after she was admitted to a New York City ICU on June 24 to be treated for a severe bacterial infection, the 64-year-old wrote Monday on Instagram: “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 last few months to create my show. I hate to disappoint anyone.” Madonna said she was focusing on her “health and getting stronger,” adding: “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.”
Madonna’s Celebration tour was set to kick off the first of its planned 84 shows on July 15 in Vancouver, with RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bob the Drag Queen serving as support. Previously scheduled European dates beginning Oct. 14 in London through Dec. 6 will go forward, while all dates in North America set for July-October will be rescheduled.
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