Madonna was found unresponsive and rushed to a hospital in New York City on Saturday, June 24. What happened to the singer, and how is she doing now?

Why Was Madonna Hospitalized?

The “Hung Up” singer’s manager, Guy Oseary, took to Instagram on Wednesday, June ​28, to confirm that she was hospitalized.

“On Saturday June 24, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which lead to a several day stay in the ICU. Her health is improving, however she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected,” he wrote in a text post. “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 for rescheduled shows.”

Madonna Gave an Update About Her Health

The “Material Girl” songstress broke her silence regarding her hospitalization in July 2023 with a health update on Instagram.

“Thank you for your positive energy, prayers and word of healing and encouragement. I have felt all your love. I’m on the road to recovery and incredibly grateful for all the blessings in my life,” she wrote on July 10. “The first thought when I woke up from the hospital was my children. My second thought was that I did not want to disappoint anyone who bought tickets for my tour. I also didn’t want to let down people who worked tirelessly with me over the last few months to create my show. I hate to disappoint anyone.”

Madonna concluded that she was “focusing” on her “health” and “getting stronger.” She also promised to return to her tour as soon as she could.

The singer offered more details about her frightening hospitalization in December 2023, telling the audience at a show in Brooklyn, New York, that she was in “an induced coma for 48 hours.”

Madonna also revealed who was in the room with her at the hospital, including her Kabbalah teacher and her friend Shavawn, whom the pop star credited with rushing her to the ER.

“I don’t even remember. I passed out on my bathroom floor and woke up in the ICU … She saved my life,” Madonna said of her pal, as seen in a video taken by a fan and shared via X.

She concluded, “There were a couple of things I thought about when I first became conscious and I saw my six incredible children sitting around me — by the way, I had to almost die to get all my kids in one room.”

How Long Will Madonna’s ‘Celebration’ Tour Be Delayed?

Madonna announced her “Celebration” tour in January 2023. At the time, she explained that the show would honor the 40th anniversary of her music career and she planned to perform her greatest hits from her 1983 self-titled debut through her 2019 album, Madame X.

“I am excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for,” the Michigan native said in a statement to Page Six while teasing the tour.

The international tour was scheduled to kick off in Vancouver on July 15 and its final date was set for January 20, 2024, in Mexico City. Madonna shared an updated schedule in August 2023, revealing that the tour would now begin in North America on January 8, 2024, and conclude in Mexico on April 21, 2024. Unfortunately, she was forced to cancel a handful of shows due to scheduling conflicts.

What Other Health Scares Has Madonna Had?

Before her most recent hospitalization, Madonna previously underwent a hip replacement surgery in 2020. The procedure was done 11 months after she sustained an injury during her “Madame X” tour. Following the injury, the “Material Girl” singer was forced to cancel several shows.

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Madonna discussed the surgery during her Madame X Presents: Madame Xtra Q&A special in 2021.

“Let me be really honest with you — I used to be, like, a fitness/workout maniac,” the mother of six said at the time. “You probably know that right?… During my [2019 Madame X] tour—I don’t know if you’ve noticed it, but I’m limping a lot — I was in more pain than I’ve ever been in in my life. I’m a bionic woman — I had hip replacement surgery.

Madonna continued, “So, how do I stay in shape? It’s all in your head… It’s called will, it’s called no one’s gonna stop me, and how I stay in shape is no one’s gonna stop me. And how I stay in shape is I don’t believe in limitations.”

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