Madonna has been ordered by doctors to cancel three upcoming shows on her Madame X tour due to her suffering with “overwhelming” pain.
The 61-year-old was due to perform at Boston’s Boch Center Wang Theatre on Saturday 30 November, Sunday 1 December and Monday 2 December but has had to drop out because of her ailing health.
Taking to her personal Instagram page to update her fans, Madonna asked them to “please forgive this unexpected turn of events.”
She continued: “Doing my show every night brings me so much joy and to cancel is a kind of punishment for me, but the pain I’m in right now is overwhelming and I must rest and follow doctors orders so I can come back stronger and better.”
As it stands, the tour - which began in September - is set to continue on 7 December at Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Opera House. It is expected to conclude in March 2020.
Back in June, the Like a Prayer hitmaker postponed and later, cancelled her show in Brooklyn due to a knee injury she’d sustained while performing. It is suspected that the most recent cancellation and the “ice baths” she’s been documenting on social media are for the same reason.
On 12 November, the tour was disrupted again because of production issues and scheduling limitations at the Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre.
Earlier this month, the Queen of Pop was sued by a fan after her Miami Beach concert was delayed by two hours.
Nate Hollander from Florida claimed that he had tried to obtain a refund for the £768 he spent on tickets when he learned about the show’s lateness, but was unsuccessful.
The lawsuit reportedly read: “Ticket-holders had to work and go to school the next day, which prevented them from attending a concert that would end at around 1am.
“All tickets purchased by Hollander and all class members suffered an extreme loss in value, making it impossible for Hollander and all class members to recover the amount paid for said tickets by reselling them.”