Madonna postpones upcoming festival tour due to ‘severe bacterial infection’


Madonna appears at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on May 4, 2019 in New York. Madonna has postponed her career-extending 2023 ‘Celebration’ tour due to a ‘severe bacterial infection’ and a stay in the ICU, her manager Guy Oseary confirmed on Wednesday. The tour was due to begin in Vancouver on 15 July. (Photo by Ivan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Madonna has postponed her career-wide Celebration Tour because of what her manager called a “severe bacterial infection” and her ongoing recovery.

Manager Guy Oseary wrote on Instagram on Wednesday that the singer had spent several days in the intensive care unit after becoming ill on Saturday. He added that the 64-year-old singer is expected to make a full recovery.

The tour was due to begin in Vancouver on 15 July.

Oseary wrote, “His health is improving, although he is still under medical care.”

Live Nation cited Oseary’s post as confirming the postponement of the tour.

The Celebration Tour is scheduled to make stops in Detroit, Chicago, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta and Boston, among other cities, and was scheduled to end its first leg in Las Vegas on October 7. Oseary said details about the rescheduled dates would be shared soon.