A beloved icon has released a statement and selfie for the first time after a frightening hospitalization.
64-year-old pop legend Madonna has made her first public statement since being rushed to the hospital last month for a bacterial infection.
“Thank you for your positive energy, prayers and words of healing and encouragement. I have felt your love.” Madonna wrote on Instagram. “I’m on the road to recovery and incredibly grateful for all the blessings in my life.”
She goes on to say that when she woke up in the hospital, her first thoughts were about her kids, and her second was that she “did not want to disappoint anyone who bought tickets for my tour” and that she didn’t want to let down “the people who worked tirelessly with me over the last few months to create my show.”
“My focus now is my health and getting stronger and I assure you, I’ll be back with you as soon as I can!” she continued. “The current plan is to reschedule the North American leg of the tour and to begin in October in Europe. I couldn’t be more grateful for your care and support. Love, M.”
Madonna was rushed to the ICU at the end of June, where she stayed for several days. At that time her manager, Guy Oseary, posted on Instagram saying that the music icon had “developed a serious bacterial infection which led to a several-day stay in the ICU.”
The Queen of Pop was set to go out on the North American leg of her upcoming Celebration tour, which was scheduled to kick off July 15 in Vancouver, Canada. She was then to tour the US, Canada, and Mexico before going to Europe.
“She wants to get back to the tour but it’s not her focus right now,” an insider told People. “She’s definitely going to tour and it’s just a matter of when. And it will be a great concert. She loves to tour.”