Madonna expressed gratitude to her family and friends for their support during her recent hospitalisation due to a serious bacterial infection. The 64-year-old singer shared her update on social media, emphasising how lucky she felt to be alive after her time in “intensive care (ICU).” Although she had previously mentioned her recovery progress, she had to postpone her upcoming seven-month world tour.
In her Instagram post, Madonna highlighted the significance of love from her family and friends as the best medicine during challenging times. She acknowledged her children’s unwavering support, sharing that she witnessed a new side to them in her time of need. The post featured heartwarming pictures of her hugging her son David and posing with her daughter Lourdes.
The singer also thanked her friends for their love and support and showcased a Polaroid photograph taken by Andy Warhol of Keith Haring donning a jacket with Michael Jackson’s face painted on it. Madonna described the trio of artists—Warhol, Haring, and Jackson—as a “perfect triangle of brilliance” that touched numerous lives, including her own.
The singer expressed deep emotion upon receiving a gift from her manager, Guy Oseary, realising how fortunate she is to be alive. The post concluded with her gratitude to the “angels” who protected her and allowed her to continue her work.
Earlier, Madonna announced her plan to reschedule her North American concerts and kick off her Celebration Tour in the UK in October. The tour, celebrating her 40 years of involvement in the music industry, was meant to be her 12th. Despite her hospitalisation, she remained enthusiastic about exploring as many songs as possible to give her fans the show they had been waiting for.
Forbes magazine has listed Madonna as the 45th richest self-made woman in the US, estimating her wealth at $580 million. Her tours have reportedly earned her an estimated $1.2 billion throughout her career.