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Madonna latest news: Pop icon ‘is home and following doctor’s orders’ after being rushed to ICU

Madonna is belived to be recuperating “at home” after being discharged from hospital following a bacterial infection.

A source with knowledge of the matter told CNN that the singer was “in the clear” after being admitted to intensive care over the weekend with a “serious” bacterial infection.

Now, another source told PA that the singer is “feeling better and following doctors’ orders”.

The Independent has contacted Madonna’s representatives for comment.

Her tour manager Guy Oseary announced on Wednesday (28 June) that the “Express Yourself” singer, 64, developed the infection over the weekend, which led to a “several-day stay in the ICU”.

While Madonna is expected to make a “full recovery”, she has had to “pause all commitments”, including delaying the start of her forthcoming tour.

The Queen of Pop was due to begin The Celebration Tour, a greatest hits show, in Canada on 15 July. A new start date is yet to be announced.

Rita Wilson and Michelle Visage were among the stars wishing Madonna well, with RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Visage telling Oseary to “take good care of our Queen”.

The Celebration Tour will feature music from Madonna’s catalogue across four decades, and was scheduled to arrive in the UK in October and December.

Billed as a "one-of-a-kind experience", the tour is also set to feature special guest Bob the Drag Queen, real name Caldwell Tidicue, across all dates.

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Madonna celebrates ‘the calm before the storm’ in last Instagram post before medical incident

19:00 , Inga Parkel

One week ago, Madonna shared a series of photos to Instagram from rehearsals for The Celebration Tour.

“The Calm Before The Storm……….,” she captioned the post.

Madonna had been due to kick off the tour in Vancouver on 15 June. However, the concert series has now been postponed, with new dates to be announced.

Madonna ‘rehearsing for 12 hours a day’ before being admitted to hospital, report claims

18:00 , Inga Parkel

Madonna was “strenuously rehearsing” for her forthcoming tour in the lead-up to her health incident, a report has claimed.

An insider told Page Six that the singer was allegedly rehearsing 12-hour days for The Celebration Tour, her greatest hits tour across the world, when she was admitted to hospital over the weekend.

They told the publication: “She had been putting in 12-hour days. She was strenuously rehearsing and putting in the work.”

Madonna, 64, has now had to postpone the tour, which was due to begin in Vancouver, Canada on 15 July.

17:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Several of Madonna’s high-profile fans responded to Guy Oseary’s Instagram announcement with words of well-wishes.

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey actor Rosie Perez sent “prayers and support”.

“Omg sending her love and healing light!” actor Frankie Grande wrote.

Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood, who recently played Madonna in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, commented three red hearts.

“Sending her so much love from us,” Isla Fisher said, with Rita Wilson wishing her a “speedy recovery”.

Kathy Griffin defends Madonna against ‘ageist and masognist’ jokes about her hospitalisation

16:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

While numerous fans of the “Like A Virgin” singer have sent her well-wishes following the news of her medical incident, there have been others who have inappropriately made light of the situation.

Griffin defended the Queen of Pop against internet trolls in a recent TikTok video, saying: “I don’t know what’s going on with Madonna, but I love her and want to defend her.”

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Kathy Griffin says jokes about Madonna’s illness stem from ageism and misogyny

Debi Mazar confirms Madonna’s ‘on the mend'

15:30 , Inga Parkel

Madonna’s longtime friend, fellow actor Debi Mazar, has confirmed the Queen of Pop is “on the mend and at home resting”.

On Thursday (29 June), the Younger star shared an old photo of the two of them.

“Get well Sis! Rest,Restore,Reboot! Strongest gal I know…,” Mazar wrote in the Instagram caption. “To all of her fans- Madonna is on the mend & home resting!”

Madonna’s film career

15:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Although Madonna’s best-known for her decades-long music career, she’s still managed an impressive film career as well.

Throughout the years, she’s acted in 22 feature films. Her first on-screen film credit was in the 1985 crime movie A Certain Sacrifice, promptly followed that same year by a small role in romance-drama Vision Quest.

Again, that same year, she led the rom-com Desperately Seeking Susan, which is among her most popular films.

Others include 1990 action crime Dick Tracy, 1992 sports comedy A League of Their Own and 1996 musical drama Evita.

Madonna hasn’t acted on-screen since 2002, when she led romance-comedy Swept Away.

Madonna’s family had been ‘preparing for the worst'

14:30 , Inga Parkel

Madonna’s family had been “preparing for the worst” as the pop singer was rushed to hospital after developing a serious bacterial infection.

On Wednesday (28 June), her tour manager, Guy Oseary, announced that over the weekend, the “Vogue” singer had spent several days in intensive care.

In a new update, an unnamed family member of Madonna reportedly told The Daily Mail they had kept her health scare a secret since Saturday because “for the past couple of days, no one really knew which direction this was going to turn”.

“Her family was preparing for the worst,” they added. “Everyone believed that we may lose her and that has been the reality of the situation.”

Madonna has since been discharged from hospital and is believed to be at home recuperating, according to several reports.

When has The Celebration Tour been postponed until?

14:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Announcing that Madonna had spent a number of days in intensive care, the singer’s tour manager Guy Oseary shared that the singer will be “pausing all commitments”, including delaying the start of her forthcoming tour.

The Queen of Pop was due to begin The Celebration Tour, a greatest hits show, in Canada on 15 July. The North America shows should have been taking place from July to October.

The first sold-out UK shows were scheduled to take place on 14, 15, 17, 18 October at London’s O2 Arena. It is not known if this shows will still go ahead, with a new start date for Madonna’s tour yet to be announced.

What exactly is a bacterial infection? What are the risks?

13:00 , Peony Hirwani

A bacterial infection is a disease caused by microorganisms that invade tissue. Oftentimes, these dangerous bacteria are introduced into a body’s system through the consumption of contaminated food or drink. They can also enter through the nose, eyes, or cuts on the skin.

If left untreated, bacterial infections can put people at risk of developing sepsis, a life-threatening complication in which chemicals are released into the bloodstream to fight serious infections. It can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death.

Madonna’s film career

12:00 , Peony Hirwani

Although Madonna’s best-known for her decades-long music career, she’s still managed an impressive film career as well.

Throughout the years, she’s acted in 22 feature films. Her first on-screen film credit was in the 1985 crime movie A Certain Sacrifice, promptly followed that same year by a small role in romance-drama Vision Quest.

Again, that same year, she led the rom-com Desperately Seeking Susan, which is among her most popular films.

Others include 1990 action crime Dick Tracy, 1992 sports comedy A League of Their Own and 1996 musical drama Evita.

Madonna hasn’t acted on-screen since 2002, when she led romance-comedy Swept Away.

 (PA)
(PA)

Kathy Griffin says jokes about Madonna’s hospitalisation stem from ‘ageism and misogyny’

11:30 , Peony Hirwani

Kathy Griffin has spoken out against the internet trolls who have made insensitive jokes about Madonna’s recent health scare.

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Kathy Griffin says jokes about Madonna’s illness stem from ageism and misogyny

Madonna: 20 of the best quotes from the Queen of Pop

11:00 , Peony Hirwani

Madonna: 20 of the best quotes from the Queen of Pop

The Weeknd sends ‘prayers’ to Madonna

10:30 , Peony Hirwani

The Weeknd is one of the many celebrities to offer support to Madonna following news that she was recently admitted to intensive care.

The singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, reposted the statement from Madonna’s tour manager Guy Oseary to his Instagram story.

“Sending our prayers [heart emoji, prayer-hand emoji] @madonna,” he wrote.

 (The Weeknd/Instagram)
(The Weeknd/Instagram)

What’s the typical recovery time from a bacterial infection?

10:00 , Peony Hirwani

Typically, symptoms from an acute bacterial infection can take approximately two weeks to resolve with antibiotics. Recovery from mild sepsis can take up to the same amount of time too.

However, recovery from severe sepsis can take up to a month or more.

While there have been no details provided about the severity of Madonna’s condition, it’s unknown how long it’ll take for her to fully heal.

Madonna ‘feeling better and following doctors’ orders’ after ICU stay

09:30 , Peony Hirwani

Madonna has returned home and is “feeling better and following doctors’ orders” following her recent stay in intensive care.

The 64-year-old pop star is expected to make a “full recovery” but has had to “pause all commitments”, including delaying the start of her forthcoming tour.

On Friday (30 June), a source close to Madonna told the PA news agency: “She’s home, feeling better and following doctors’ orders.”

09:00 , Peony Hirwani

ICYMI: Madonna has reportedly been discharged from hospital and transported back to her New York home via private ambulance.

A source with knowledge of the matter told CNN that the singer was “in the clear” after being admitted to intensive care over the weekend with a “serious” bacterial infection.

Madonna ‘rehearsing for 12 hours a day’ before being admitted to hospital, report claims

08:30 , Peony Hirwani

Madonna was “strenuously rehearsing” for her forthcoming tour in the lead up to her health incident, a report has claimed.

An insider told Page Six that the singer was allegedly rehearsing 12-hour days for The Celebration Tour, her greatest hits tour across the world, when she was admitted to hospital over the weekend.

They told the publication: “She had been putting in 12-hour days. She was strenuously rehearsing and putting in the work.”

Madonna, 64, has now had to postpone the tour, which was due to begin in Vancouver, Canada on 15 July.

When has The Celebration Tour been postponed until?

08:00 , Peony Hirwani

Announcing that Madonna had spent a number of days in intensive care, the singer’s tour manager Guy Oseary shared that the singer will be “pausing all commitments”, including delaying the start of her forthcoming tour.

The Queen of Pop was due to begin The Celebration Tour, a greatest hits show, in Canada on 15 July. The North America shows should have been taking place from July to October.

The first sold-out UK shows were scheduled to take place on 14, 15, 17, 18 October at London’s O2 Arena. It is not known if this shows will still go ahead, with a new start date for Madonna’s tour yet to be announced.

07:30 , Peony Hirwani

Madonna was originally scheduled to kick off her Celebration tour on 15 July. When she first announced the 84-date tour, the singer had promised to “explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for”.

How Madonna became the queen of all queens

17:03 , Inga Parkel

In 1989, Madonna ruled the world. Her rise to fame had been fairly rapid since her first single, “Everybody”, in 1982. By 1985, she had released True Blue, which went on to become one of the biggest selling albums by a female artist. But in March of 1989, she released the album Like A Prayer and it seemed as though Madonna-mania had gripped the planet.

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Madonna (Rex)
Madonna (Rex)

How Madonna became the queen of all queens

Never afraid of talking about sex, Madonna changed the way people perceived gay sex and vastly improved the lives of those having it by campaigning to publicise preventative measures for Aids. Darren Scott shows how she became a gay icon, without even trying.

Kathy Griffin says jokes about Madonna’s hospitalisation stem from ‘ageism and misogyny’

07:00 , Peony Hirwani

Kathy Griffin has spoken out against the internet trolls who have made insensitive jokes about Madonna’s recent health scare.

Read more:

Kathy Griffin says jokes about Madonna’s illness stem from ageism and misogyny

Photographer Dayvid Mykel wishes Madonna ‘a full recovery'

06:30 , Peony Hirwani

Photographer Dayvid Mykel has wished Madonna “a full recovery”.

“Let me give this lady her flowers for the barriers she’s broken for women in entertainment,” he wrote in a Twitter post. “She’s a trailblazer and legend. I wish her a full recovery. We love you and get well Madge.”

Madonna celebrates ‘the calm before the storm’ in last Instagram post before medical incident

06:00 , Inga Parkel

One week ago, Madonna shared a series of photos to Instagram from rehearsals for The Celebration Tour.

“The Calm Before The Storm……….,” she captioned the post.

Madonna had been due to kick off the tour in Vancouver on 15 June. However, the concert series has now been postponed, with new dates to be announced.

The Weeknd sends ‘prayers’ to Madonna after she’s admitted to hospital

05:00 , Inga Parkel

The Weeknd is one of the many celebrities to offer support to Madonna following news that she was recently admitted to intensive care.

The singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, reposted the statement from Madonna’s tour manager Guy Oseary to his Instagram story.

“Sending our prayers [heart emoji, prayer-hand emoji] @madonna,” he wrote.

Fans call for Madonna critics to ‘show some respect'

04:00 , Inga Parkel

Madonna’s fans have lept to her defence following her health incident.

As the singer’s name trended on Twitter throughout Thursday (29 June), impassioned fans defended Madonna against her critics.

“Madonna is the blueprint whose influence continues to carry through EVERY cycle of pop stars,” one tweet read.

“Yes, even your fave. The literal definition of ‘icon.’ Yet she’s been ridiculed and minimised from the start of her career. Glad she’s expected to fully recover. Show some respect.”

Famous fans send ‘Vogue’ singer well wishes following medical incident

03:00 , Inga Parkel

Madonna’s famous fans have been quick to wish the singer well, following news that she has been admitted to hospital.

The news was shared on Instagram by her tour manager Guy Oseary, with Rita Wilson commenting: “Sending Madonna my prayers for a speedy recovery.”

“Omg sending her love and healing light!” wrote Frankie Grande.

Gwendoline Christie commented: “So much love Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.”

“Sending her so much love from us,” added Isla Fisher.

What’s the typical recovery time from a bacterial infection?

02:00 , Inga Parkel

Typically, symptoms from an acute bacterial infection can take approximately two weeks to resolve with antibiotics. Recovery from mild sepsis can take up to the same amount of time too.

However, recovery from severe sepsis can take up to a month or more.

While there have been no details provided about the severity of Madonna’s condition, it’s unknown how long it’ll take for her to fully heal.

Madonna’s film career

01:00 , Inga Parkel

Although Madonna’s best-known for her decades-long music career, she’s still managed an impressive film career as well.

Throughout the years, she’s acted in 22 feature films. Her first on-screen film credit was in the 1985 crime movie A Certain Sacrifice, promptly followed that same year by a small role in romance-drama Vision Quest.

Again, that same year, she led the rom-com Desperately Seeking Susan, which is among her most popular films.

Others include 1990 action crime Dick Tracy, 1992 sports comedy A League of Their Own and 1996 musical drama Evita.

Madonna hasn’t acted on-screen since 2002, when she led romance-comedy Swept Away.

Madonna in ‘A League of Their Own' (Columbia Pictures)
Madonna in ‘A League of Their Own' (Columbia Pictures)

20 of the best quotes from the Queen of Pop

Friday 30 June 2023 00:00 , Inga Parkel

Throughout her career spanning four decades, Madonna, the multi-instrumentalist – the best-selling female artist of all time – has earnt plaudits for her impressive feats: 300 million records sold globally, roles in numerous films (some successful, some not so much) and the biggest-selling tourist artist in the world.

She is also one artist who is never short of something to say.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled the 20 best quotes spoken by the Queen of Pop.

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Madonna (AP)
Madonna (AP)

Madonna: 20 of the best quotes from the Queen of Pop

‘I hate being called a pop star - I think of myself as a performance artist’

How Madonna became the queen of all queens

Thursday 29 June 2023 23:00 , Inga Parkel

In 1989, Madonna ruled the world. Her rise to fame had been fairly rapid since her first single, “Everybody”, in 1982. By 1985, she had released True Blue, which went on to become one of the biggest selling albums by a female artist. But in March of 1989, she released the album Like A Prayer and it seemed as though Madonna-mania had gripped the planet.

Read more:

Madonna (Rex)
Madonna (Rex)

How Madonna became the queen of all queens

Never afraid of talking about sex, Madonna changed the way people perceived gay sex and vastly improved the lives of those having it by campaigning to publicise preventative measures for Aids. Darren Scott shows how she became a gay icon, without even trying.

Rosie O’Donnell appears to confirm Madonna is ‘feeling good’ after being admitted to hospital

Thursday 29 June 2023 22:00 , Inga Parkel

Madonna’s A League of Their Own co-star Rosie O’Donnell seemingly updated fans on the singer’s condition after she was admitted to intensive care following a “serious” bacterial infection.

On Thursday (29 June) morning, the comedian posted a picture of herself and Madonna to Instagram.

“She’s feeling good,” O’Donnell captioned the post, along with a thumbs-up emoji.

Fans interpreted the post as an update on Madonna’s health, with one writing: “Thank you Rosie!!! At least someone keeps us updated!”

“Bless you for this update. We’ve all been worried. You’re a true friend to our Madge,” another commented.

Madonna ‘rehearsing for 12 hours a day’ before being admitted to hospital, report claims

Thursday 29 June 2023 21:00 , Inga Parkel

Madonna was “strenuously rehearsing” for her forthcoming tour in the lead up to her health incident, a report has claimed.

An insider told Page Six that the singer was allegedly rehearsing 12-hour days for The Celebration Tour, her greatest hits tour across the world, when she was admitted to hospital over the weekend.

They told the publication: “She had been putting in 12-hour days. She was strenuously rehearsing and putting in the work.”

Madonna, 64, has now had to postpone the tour, which was due to begin in Vancouver, Canada on 15 July.

Thursday 29 June 2023 20:30 , Inga Parkel

Madonna was reportedly found unresponsive and rushed to a nearby New York City hospital, according to Page Six. She is said to have been intubated at least one night during her stay.

Thursday 29 June 2023 20:00 , Inga Parkel

ICYMI: Madonna has reportedly been discharged from hospital and transported back to her New York home via private ambulance.

A source with knowledge of the matter told CNN that the singer was “in the clear” after being admitted to intensive care over the weekend with a “serious” bacterial infection.

Is Madonna still developing a biopic?

Thursday 29 June 2023 19:31 , Inga Parkel

Before Madonna announced her Celebration tour, she was in the process of developing her own biopic, with Julia Garner attached to star as the Queen of Pop.

While it was claimed that the project was no longer in development due to Madonna’s touring commitments, the singer shared a promising update in May when she posted photos alongside Garner on Instagram.

Kathy Griffin defends Madonna against ‘ageist and masognist’ jokes about her hospitalisation

Thursday 29 June 2023 19:00 , Inga Parkel

While numerous fans of the “Like A Virgin” singer have sent her well-wishes following the news of her medical incident, there have been others who have inappropriately made light of the situation.

Griffin defended the Queen of Pop against internet trolls in a recent TikTok video, saying: “I don’t know what’s going on with Madonna, but I love her and want to defend her.”

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Kathy Griffin and Madonna (Getty Images)
Kathy Griffin and Madonna (Getty Images)

Kathy Griffin says jokes about Madonna’s hospitalisation stem from ‘ageism and misogyny’

Pop singer was recently released from a several-day hospital stay to treat a serious bacterial infection

Celebrity’s respond to news of Madonna’s medical incident

Thursday 29 June 2023 18:30 , Inga Parkel

Several of Madonna’s high-profile fans responded to Guy Oseary’s Instagram announcement with words of well-wishes.

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey actor Rosie Perez sent “prayers and support”.

“Omg sending her love and healing light!” actor Frankie Grande wrote.

Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood, who recently played Madonna in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, commented three red hearts.

“Sending her so much love from us,” Isla Fisher said, with Rita Wilson wishing her a “speedy recovery”.

Thursday 29 June 2023 17:30 , Inga Parkel

Madonna was originally scheduled to kick off her Celebration tour on 15 July. When she first announced the 84-date tour, the singer had promised to “explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for”.

What exactly is a bacterial infection? What are the risks?

Thursday 29 June 2023 16:45 , Inga Parkel

A bacterial infection is a disease caused by microorganisms that invade tissue. Oftentimes, these dangerous bacteria are introduced into a body’s system through the consumption of contaminated food or drink. They can also enter through the nose, eyes, or cuts on the skin.

If left untreated, bacterial infections can put people at risk of developing sepsis, a life-threatening complication in which chemicals are released into the bloodstream to fight serious infections. It can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death.

Madonna back home after being discharged from hospital, report claims

Thursday 29 June 2023 15:45 , Isobel Lewis

Madonna has reportedly been discharged from hospital and transported back to her New York home via private ambulance.

A source with knowledge of the matter told CNN that the singer was “in the clear” after being admitted to intensive care over the weekend with a “serious” bacterial infection.

When has The Celebration Tour been postponed until?

Thursday 29 June 2023 15:15 , Isobel Lewis

Announcing that Madonna had spent a number of days in intensive care, the singer’s tour manager Guy Oseary shared that the singer will be “pausing all commitments”, including delaying the start of her forthcoming tour.

The Queen of Pop was due to begin The Celebration Tour, a greatest hits show, in Canada on 15 July. The North America shows should have been taking place from July to October.

The first sold-out UK shows were scheduled to take place on 14, 15, 17, 18 October at London’s O2 Arena. It is not known if this shows will still go ahead, with a new start date for Madonna’s tour yet to be announced.

Fans call for Madonna critics to ‘show some respect'

Thursday 29 June 2023 14:51 , Isobel Lewis

Madonna’s fans have lept to her defence following her health incident.

As the singer’s name trended on Twitter throughout Thursday (29 June), impassioned fans defended Madonna against her critics.

“Madonna is the blueprint whose influence continues to carry through EVERY cycle of pop stars,” one tweet read.

“Yes, even your fave. The literal definition of ‘icon.’ Yet she’s been ridiculed and minimised from the start of her career. Glad she’s expected to fully recover. Show some respect.”

The Weeknd sends ‘prayers’ to Madonna after she’s admitted to hospital

Thursday 29 June 2023 14:27 , Isobel Lewis

The Weeknd is one of the many celebrities to offer support to Madonna following news that she was recently admitted to intensive care.

The singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, reposted the statement from Madonna’s tour manager Guy Oseary to his Instagram story.

“Sending our prayers [heart emoji, prayer-hand emoji] @madonna,” he wrote.

 (The Weeknd/Instagram)
(The Weeknd/Instagram)

Kathy Griffin says trolling of Madonna stems from ‘ageism and misogyny'

Thursday 29 June 2023 13:09 , Isobel Lewis

Kathy Griffin has spoken out in defence of Madonna following speculation about her health.

After the singer postponed her forthcoming tour after being admitted to hospital, Griffin shared a video to TikTok about the Queen of Pop.

“I don’t know what’s going on with Madonna,” said the comedian. “I don’t know, but I love her and want to defend her.

“I don’t like how people are already piling on and making fun of her being obviously quite ill, or collapsed. She’ll be fine, we don’t know anything yet. But I’m going to be honest, I think a lot of it is ageism and misogyny.”

She continued: “Sorry, but as a 62-year old chick, I deal with it all the time, and she’s frickin’ Madonna!”

Referencing trolls who have criticised Madonna’s appearance in recent years, Griffin continued: “So I don’t care about her fillers, they’re going to go away if she feels like it or not.

“I care about her health, and I’m glad she can go back on this tour, and the tour is the greatest hits and she should be great.”

Madonna celebrates ‘the calm before the storm’ in last Instagram post before medical incident

Thursday 29 June 2023 11:53 , Isobel Lewis

One week ago, Madonna shared a series of photos to Instagram from rehearsals for The Celebration Tour.

“The Calm Before The Storm……….,” she captioned the post.

Madonna had been due to kick off the tour in Vancouver on 15 June. However, the concert series has now been postponed, with new dates to be announced.

‘I hate being called a pop star - I think of myself as a performance artist’: The best Madonna quotes

Thursday 29 June 2023 11:20 , Isobel Lewis

Meanwhile, we’ve been looking back at some of the Queen of Pop’s best quotes from over the years.

Madonna: 20 of the best quotes from the Queen of Pop

Madonna ‘rehearsing for 12 hours a day’ before being admitted to hospital, report claims

Thursday 29 June 2023 11:00 , Isobel Lewis

Madonna was “strenuously rehearsing” for her forthcoming tour in the lead up to her health incident, a report has claimed.

An insider told Page Six that the singer was allegedly rehearsing 12-hour days for The Celebration Tour, her greatest hits tour across the world, when she was admitted to hospital over the weekend.

They told the publication: “She had been putting in 12-hour days. She was strenuously rehearsing and putting in the work.”

Madonna, 64, has now had to postpone the tour, which was due to begin in Vancouver, Canada on 15 July.

Rosie O’Donnell appears to confirm Madonna is ‘feeling good’ after being admitted to hospital

Thursday 29 June 2023 10:40 , Isobel Lewis

Rosie O’Donnell has seemingly updated fans on Madonna’s condition after she was admitted to intensive care following a “serious” bacterial infection.

On Thursday (29 June) morning, the comedian posted a picture of herself and Madonna to Instagram.

“She’s feeling good,” O’Donnell captioned the post, along with a thumbs up emoji.

Fans interpreted the post as an update on Madonna’s health, with one writing: “Thank you Rosie!!! At least someone keeps us updated!”

“Bless you for this update. We’ve all been worried. You’re a true friend to our Madge,” another commented.

Isla Fisher and Rita Wilson send Madonna well wishes following medical incident

Thursday 29 June 2023 10:25 , Isobel Lewis

Madonna’s famous fans have been quick to wish the singer well following news that she has been admitted to hospital.

The news was shared on Instagram by her tour manager Guy Oseary, with Rita Wilson commenting: “Sending Madonna my prayers for a speedy recovery.”

“Omg sending her love and healing light!” wrote Frankie Grande.

Gwendoline Christie commented: “So much love Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.”

“Sending her so much love from us,” added Isla Fisher.

Madonna world tour postponed after pop star admitted to intensive care

Thursday 29 June 2023 10:10 , Isobel Lewis

Madonna has postponed her forthcoming greatest hits tour after being rushed to intensive care.

The “Material Girl” singer was admitted to hospital over the weekend after contracting a “serious” bacterial infection, her tour manager announced on Wednesday (28 June).

Madonna, 64, is now out of intensive care after a “several-day stay” and is expected to make a “full recovery”.

However, she is still under medical care and has therefore had to “pause all commitments”, including The Celebration Tour due to begin in July.

Inga Parkel reports:

Madonna world tour postponed after pop star admitted to intensive care