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Madonna latest news: Pop icon ‘is home and following doctor’s orders’ after being rushed to ICU

‘Vogue’ singer is expected to make a ‘full recovery’ but has postponed her forthcoming Celebration Tour

Inga Parkel,Peony Hirwani
Saturday 01 July 2023 07:00 BST
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Madonna is belived to be recuperating “at home” after being discharged from hospital following a bacterial infection.

A source with knowledge of the matter told CNN that the singer was “in the clear” after being admitted to intensive care over the weekend with a “serious” bacterial infection.

Now, another source told PA that the singer is “feeling better and following doctors’ orders”.

The Independent has contacted Madonna’s representatives for comment.

Her tour manager Guy Oseary announced on Wednesday (28 June) that the “Express Yourself” singer, 64, developed the infection over the weekend, which led to a “several-day stay in the ICU”.

While Madonna is expected to make a “full recovery”, she has had to “pause all commitments”, including delaying the start of her forthcoming tour.

The Queen of Pop was due to begin The Celebration Tour, a greatest hits show, in Canada on 15 July. A new start date is yet to be announced.

Rita Wilson and Michelle Visage were among the stars wishing Madonna well, with RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Visage telling Oseary to “take good care of our Queen”.

The Celebration Tour will feature music from Madonna’s catalogue across four decades, and was scheduled to arrive in the UK in October and December.

Billed as a "one-of-a-kind experience", the tour is also set to feature special guest Bob the Drag Queen, real name Caldwell Tidicue, across all dates.

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Madonna’s family had been ‘preparing for the worst’

Madonna’s family had been “preparing for the worst” as the pop singer was rushed to hospital after developing a serious bacterial infection.

On Wednesday (28 June), her tour manager, Guy Oseary, announced that over the weekend, the “Vogue” singer had spent several days in intensive care.

In a new update, an unnamed family member of Madonna reportedly told The Daily Mail they had kept her health scare a secret since Saturday because “for the past couple of days, no one really knew which direction this was going to turn”.

“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.”

Madonna has since been discharged from hospital and is believed to be at home recuperating, according to several reports.

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Madonna: 20 of the best quotes from the Queen of Pop

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Madonna (AP)

‘I hate being called a pop star - I think of myself as a performance artist’

Inga Parkel1 July 2023 06:00
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Madonna’s film career

Although Madonna’s best-known for her decades-long music career, she’s still managed an impressive film career as well.

Throughout the years, she’s acted in 22 feature films. Her first on-screen film credit was in the 1985 crime movie A Certain Sacrifice, promptly followed that same year by a small role in romance-drama Vision Quest.

Again, that same year, she led the rom-com Desperately Seeking Susan, which is among her most popular films.

Others include 1990 action crime Dick Tracy, 1992 sports comedy A League of Their Own and 1996 musical drama Evita.

Madonna hasn’t acted on-screen since 2002, when she led romance-comedy Swept Away.

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Debi Mazar confirms Madonna’s ‘on the mend’

Madonna’s longtime friend, fellow actor Debi Mazar, has confirmed the Queen of Pop is “on the mend and at home resting”.

On Thursday (29 June), the Younger star shared an old photo of the two of them.

“Get well Sis! Rest,Restore,Reboot! Strongest gal I know…,” Mazar wrote in the Instagram caption. “To all of her fans- Madonna is on the mend & home resting!”

Inga Parkel1 July 2023 04:00
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Madonna ‘feeling better and following doctors’ orders’ after ICU stay

Madonna has returned home and is “feeling better and following doctors’ orders” following her recent stay in intensive care.

The 64-year-old pop star is expected to make a “full recovery” but has had to “pause all commitments”, including delaying the start of her forthcoming tour.

On Friday (30 June), a source close to Madonna told the PA news agency: “She’s home, feeling better and following doctors’ orders.”

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When has The Celebration Tour been postponed until?

Announcing that Madonna had spent a number of days in intensive care, the singer’s tour manager Guy Oseary shared that the singer will be “pausing all commitments”, including delaying the start of her forthcoming tour.

The Queen of Pop was due to begin The Celebration Tour, a greatest hits show, in Canada on 15 July. The North America shows should have been taking place from July to October.

The first sold-out UK shows were scheduled to take place on 14, 15, 17, 18 October at London’s O2 Arena. It is not known if this shows will still go ahead, with a new start date for Madonna’s tour yet to be announced.

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What’s the typical recovery time from a bacterial infection?

Typically, symptoms from an acute bacterial infection can take approximately two weeks to resolve with antibiotics. Recovery from mild sepsis can take up to the same amount of time too.

However, recovery from severe sepsis can take up to a month or more.

While there have been no details provided about the severity of Madonna’s condition, it’s unknown how long it’ll take for her to fully heal.

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What exactly is a bacterial infection? What are the risks?

A bacterial infection is a disease caused by microorganisms that invade tissue. Oftentimes, these dangerous bacteria are introduced into a body’s system through the consumption of contaminated food or drink. They can also enter through the nose, eyes, or cuts on the skin.

If left untreated, bacterial infections can put people at risk of developing sepsis, a life-threatening complication in which chemicals are released into the bloodstream to fight serious infections. It can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death.

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Kathy Griffin defends Madonna against ‘ageist and masognist’ jokes about her hospitalisation

While numerous fans of the “Like A Virgin” singer have sent her well-wishes following the news of her medical incident, there have been others who have inappropriately made light of the situation.

Griffin defended the Queen of Pop against internet trolls in a recent TikTok video, saying: “I don’t know what’s going on with Madonna, but I love her and want to defend her.”

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Kathy Griffin and Madonna (Getty Images)

Pop singer was recently released from a several-day hospital stay to treat a serious bacterial infection

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Madonna discharged from hospital

ICYMI: Madonna has reportedly been discharged from hospital and transported back to her New York home via private ambulance.

A source with knowledge of the matter told CNN that the singer was “in the clear” after being admitted to intensive care over the weekend with a “serious” bacterial infection.

Inga Parkel30 June 2023 22:00

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