Pop icon Madonna is currently recovering from a bacterial infection that led to her hospitalization for multiple days after she was admitted on June 24.
Guy Oseary, her talent manager and producer, confirmed the news, stating while her health is improving she is still under medical care. A "full recovery is expected," but as a result all commitments including her highly anticipated Celebration Tour will be temporarily paused.
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 rescheduled shows."
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According to the BBC, Madonna was released from the hospital and is home following her intensive care stay.
CNN reports that Madonna was transported to her New York residence in a private ambulance, with a source stating that she is now in a stable condition. The exact cause of the initial bacterial infection remains unclear, but medical professionals have described it as a severe case that necessitated intensive care treatment.
Bacterial infections can potentially develop into a life-threatening condition known as sepsis or blood poisoning. This medical emergency occurs when the body reacts severely to an infection. If not promptly treated, sepsis can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and in some cases, death. The initial infection that triggers sepsis often originates in the lungs, skin, urinary system, or digestive tract.
While sepsis can affect anyone with an infection, it is more likely to occur in individuals who are already weakened, vulnerable, or in poor health.
Fans showered the singer with support with #GetWellSoonMadonna since the news of her hospitalization went viral.
Madonna announced her Celebration Tour in January, unveiling a video featuring various celebrities such as Amy Schumer, Lil Wayne, and Jack Black.
The tour pays tribute to her 1991 Blond Ambition World Tour documentary, Truth or Dare, and showcases her musical journey over four decades.
The tour was initially set to commence in July in Vancouver and conclude in December in Amsterdam, covering 35 cities across North America and Europe. Bob the Drag Queen (Caldwell Tidicue) was slated to join Madonna for all tour dates.
Madonna's recent health setback follows her 2020 hip replacement surgery, which occurred almost a year after sustaining an injury during her Madame X tour. The injury forced her to cancel several North American shows as she prioritized her recovery and rehabilitation.