Madonna cancels February shows due to injury
“A note to my fans: As you all know I have multiple injuries and have had to cancel shows to give myself time to recover,” Madonna posted recently on Instagram.
“So as not to surprise you, I want to let you know ahead of time that I will be cancelling 2 shows—on Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 at the Palladium in London. Because doing 3 shows in a row is too much on my body and in fact my doctors insist I take a day off after every show but I believe I can manage if I do 2 shows then I rest! It’s a miracle I have gotten this far but a lot has to do with the fact that I do 6 hours of rehab every day—3 hours before a show and 3 after, with multiple therapies. I have also switched to flat shoes and modified difficult parts of the show. This has helped enormously but I still need to be careful and of course rest is the best medicine.
“I never want to cancel any show and I’m determined that I will make it to the end if I pace myself. God willing refunds will be automatically issued to the credit cards on which tickets were ordered.
“I appreciate your understanding and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you! Madame X.”
“Madame X” is the title of Madonna’s 14th studio album released last year. The pop legend earlier canceled two shows in Lisbon. The tour is set to continue in Paris.
The 61-year-old has had a few accidents. She was once injured when horse riding and in 2015, during the Brit Awards (often simply called The BRITs), the British Phonographic Industry’s popular music annual awards, she fell off the stage while performing “Living for Love” from her 13th studio album.
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The National Basketball Association superstar, who died unexpectedly in a helicopter crash, had four daughters with his wife, Vanessa. One of the girls, 13-year-old Gianna, also perished in the accident.
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