The Queen of Pop shared a statement on her social media platforms Monday (Jul. 10, 2023). She thanked her supporters for their “positive energy, prayers and words of healing and encouragement” amid her recent health scare.
“I have felt your love,” she wrote. “I’m on the road to recovery and incredibly grateful for all the blessings in my life.”
She said that her first moments in the hospital were spent thinking of her six children and, later, her fans and creative team, who were expecting to see her on stage this summer.
“My first thought when I woke up in the hospital was my children,” Madonna wrote. “My second thought was that I did not want to disappoint anyone who had bought tickets for my tour. I also didn’t want to let down the people who worked tirelessly with me over the last few months to create my show. I hate to disappoint anyone.”
Before her hospitalization, Madonna had been in rehearsals for her Celebration Tour, which was slated to kick off this Saturday in Vancouver, Canada. She said the “current plan” is to open the tour in Europe in October and reschedule the entire North American leg at an unspecified date.
“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 wrote.
Madonna’s comments came nearly two weeks after her manager, Guy Oseary, announced that she’d “developed a serious bacterial infection which lead to a several day stay” in intensive care.
According to multiple reports, the seven-time Grammy winner was found unresponsive, though details of her condition remain scarce.