Madonna’s highly anticipated Celebration Tour has been put on hold after she was hospitalized due to a serious bacterial infection. The announcement was made by her manager, Guy Oseary, on social media. Oseary revealed that Madonna had spent several days in the intensive care unit (ICU) after developing the infection on June 24. Although her health is improving, she is still under medical care, and a full recovery is expected.
Madonna’s representatives were contacted for further comment, but they had nothing to add beyond Oseary’s Instagram post. As a result of her hospitalization, Madonna is forced to pause her extensive tour, which was scheduled to kick off in Vancouver, B.C. on July 15 at the Rogers Arena. Oseary stated that all commitments, including the tour, will be put on hold until further notice. More details, including a new start date for the tour and rescheduled shows, will be shared with fans in the future.
The Celebration Tour was expected to be a major success, with a setlist spanning four decades of hits from Madonna’s extensive catalog. She has achieved 12 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits and a total of 38 top 10 hits on the chart. According to Billboard Boxscore, the tour had the potential to earn her over $100 million. Throughout her illustrious career, Madonna has grossed a staggering $1.376 billion and sold 11.7 million tickets across 575 shows, solidifying her status as the most successful female act in Boxscore history.