Madonna stops touring after contracting ‘severe bacterial infection’

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Madonna is putting her Celebration world tour on hold after being hospitalized with health problems after contracting a “serious bacterial infection”.

Madonna is recovering from a health crisis that will postpone her Celebration world tour, originally slated to begin next month. In a post he shared with him InstagramGuy Oseary, Madonna’s longtime manager, said Saturday that the singer “developed a serious bacterial infection that led to her being in intensive care for several days.”

“Your health is improving; However, she is still receiving medical treatment. A full recovery is expected,” continued Oseary. “At this point we have to pause all commitments, including the tour. We’ll let you know more details as soon as we have them, including a new tour start date and for rescheduled shows.”

The 64-year-old singer was found “unresponsive” and was taken to a New York City hospital, where she was intubated for at least a night. Her eldest daughter, 26-year-old Lourdes Leon, was reportedly by her side throughout the ordeal. A source close to the situation said CNN that Madonna has left the intensive care unit and is now recovering.

The Celebration tour was scheduled to kick off in Vancouver, Canada on July 15th, followed by two shows in Seattle beginning July 18th. The tour was to continue across the United States and Canada until Madonna would leave for Europe in early October. The singer added more US appearances in December and January, followed by four show dates in Mexico City.

Just days before her hospitalization, Madonna took to social media to celebrate the graduation of her 10-year-old twin daughters from elementary school. In May, the Grammy-winning singer spent Mother’s Day in New York City with all of her six children: Lourdes, twins Stelle and Estere, sons Rocco and David, and daughter Mercy.