Madonna ‘feeling better’ as she ‘returns home’ following intensive care stay

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30 Jun 2023, 07:35

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Madonna is reportedly back home and resting after being rushed to hospital for a “serious bacterial infection.”

As reported earlier this week, the pop icon spent several days in intensive care after falling ill, and as a result, Madonna announced she was postponing her upcoming world tour. 

A source told CNN that the singer was “in the clear” and returned to her home in New York City in a private ambulance. 

According to the insider, Madonna is currently “feeling better and following doctors orders.”

On Thursday, the Queen of pop’s talent manager, Guy Oseary, released a statement, telling fans: “On Saturday June 24th, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which led to a several-day stay in the ICU. Her health is improving, however she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected.”

The statement continued: “At this time we will need to pause all commitments, which includes the tour. We will share more details with you soon as we have them, including a new start date for the tour and for rescheduled shows."

Madonna’s long-time friend, American comedian, producer, actress, author, and television personality Rosie O’Donnell, was one of the first to update fans on her condition. 

Posting a picture of herself and Madonna on The Rosie O'Donnell Show in 1998, the Queen of Pop’s pal wrote: “shes feeling good 👍🏽 #madonna #love”.

Fans were delighted to read the update, with one saying: “Bless you for this update. We’ve all been worried. You’re a true friend to our Madge.”

Another wrote: “Thanks Rosie!! A trusted source!”

An unnamed family member had earlier told Mail Online: “For the past couple of days, no one really knew which direction this was going to turn, and her family was preparing for the worst.

They added: “Everyone believed that we may lose her and that has been the reality of the situation.”

The 64-year-old hitmaker was set to start her Celebration Tour in July. The world tour, which marks 40 years of flying high at the top of the charts, was due to kick-off in Canada. 

There are six UK dates on the tour schedule, at London’s O2, on Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th October, Tuesday 5th December and Wednesday 6th December 2023.