Madonna says she's lost three people in 24 hours in 'quarantine diary'

Singer Madonna performs live on stage at Earls Court in central London, as she begins the London leg of her 're-Invention' world tour.
Madonna performs live on stage at Earls Court in central London

Madonna has shared her latest “quarantine diary” in which she says she has lost three people in 24 hours.

The Queen of Pop, 61, has regularly been updating fans during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Her latest Instagram video sees her tapping away on a typewriter as she reveals she has lost three people close to her.

“We can’t always have a good day … I didn’t sleep last night, not one minute and today I have been dysfunctional,” she starts the message.

The singer goes on: “The pain-o-meter was on 10 and when it’s on 10, I just need to, want to, have to, get out of my body.

“The burning spear makes its way into the core of me and slithers down my leg, and I can concentrate on nothing except the idea of escape, and I wonder what form that will take.”

Madonna then announces that in the last 24 hours her cousin, her security guard’s brother and dance music executive Orlando Puerta - who the star worked with - had died.

“These three people I have lost in the last 24 hours,” she said.

“Today wasn’t a good day,” she added. “I’m over it.”

Madonna did not give details of how the three people died.

The Vogue star has regularly posted on social media as she social distances, sharing clips of her penning her diaries on her typewriter, singing into a hairbrush and enjoying a bath filled with rose petals.

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However, the star’s snippets from quarantine recently irritated Piers Morgan.

One of Madonna’s clips showed her rolling on her stockings as she told fans she was thinking about writing a musical and asked for suggestions, and Morgan took the opportunity to urge her to put her money and fame to better use.

“You want suggestions?” he asked on Twitter.


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“Can I suggest you do something, anything, to raise awareness/money for #coronavirus health care workers rather than just promote yourself with these incessant toe-curling attention-seeking videos?”

“You’ve got the money & fame - use it.”