According to the BBC, Madonna has been discharged from the hospital and is now back home, feeling better after receiving intensive care. Her manager shared the news of her illness, stating that she had experienced a “serious bacterial infection.” Unfortunately, the 64-year-old had to postpone her upcoming seven-month world tour, which was scheduled to start in the following weeks.
Sources informed CNN that Madonna was transported to her residence in New York via a private ambulance, and it was confirmed that she is now in good health. Madonna is known for keeping her health matters private, and at the time of her illness, she was in the final stages of rehearsals for her extensive world tour.
Named the Celebration tour, the tour was originally planned to kick off in Canada in two weeks, spanning 45 cities worldwide. This tour was meant to commemorate Madonna’s 12th tour and celebrate her four decades of involvement in the music industry.
Madonna’s remarkable success is evident in her financial standing. Forbes, the American magazine, ranks her as the 45th richest self-made woman in the United States, estimating her wealth at $580 million (£460 million). Additionally, her tours have earned her an impressive estimated sum of $1.2 billion.
Following the announcement about Madonna’s health by her manager, Guy Oseary, on Wednesday, the singer has received an outpouring of support online, with thousands of messages expressing well wishes.
The status of her tour has yet to be determined, as Oseary stated, “At this time we need to pause all commitments, which includes the tour.” He assured fans that further details would be shared as soon as they become available, including a new start date for the tour and rescheduled shows. Oseary also expressed his expectation that Madonna would fully recover.
While the exact cause of Madonna’s bacterial infection remains unclear, doctors have emphasized that it became extremely severe, necessitating intensive care treatment.
Infections can escalate into a life-threatening condition known as sepsis or blood poisoning. Sepsis occurs when the body reacts intensely to an infection, posing a medical emergency. Without proper treatment, it can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and potentially death. Typically, sepsis originates from infections in the lungs, skin, urinary system, or digestive tract.
Although sepsis can affect anyone with an infection, the risk is higher for individuals who are already weakened, vulnerable, or unwell.