Madonna Postpones ‘Celebration’ Tour After ‘Serious Bacterial Infection’
Madonna has postponed her upcoming "Celebration" tour due to a "serious bacterial infection."
The tour was scheduled to start on July 15 in Vancouver, Canada. In an Instagram post, Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, said that the singer had been in the ICU for several days but is now recovering.
He said that more details about rescheduled dates would be shared soon.
Madonna is 64 years old and has been touring extensively for decades. She has released 14 studio albums and is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time.
Her "Celebration" tour was supposed to be a greatest hits tour, featuring songs from her entire career.
“I am excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for,” Madonna said in the video.
Tickets for her “Celebration” shows in New York, London, Paris and Amsterdam sold out in minutes, according to Billboard.
The tour, produced by Live Nation, was to span about 40 cities before concluding in Mexico City on Jan. 30.
In North America, she had stops planned in Detroit, Chicago, New York, Miami and Los Angeles. In Europe, she was scheduled to perform in London, Barcelona, Spain, Paris and Stockholm.
After announcing the tour, Madonna collaborated with pop and R&B singer The Weeknd and rapper Playboi Carti on the single “Popular.” The collaboration brought her back to Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for the first time in years.