Madonna has been released from hospital after a serious bacterial infection.
The news comes on the heels of reports that the pop icon was admitted to hospital and spent time in the intensive care unit last week.
She has now been released from hospital and taken by private ambulance to her home in New York. A source close to the case told CNN that the 64-year-old woman was “out of danger.”
Although she is expected to recover from her shock, it was reported yesterday (June 29) that the singer’s relatives were “preparing for the worst” when they learned how ill she was.
“For a few days no one knew which way this would turn out, and his family was preparing for the worst,” a family member told the DailyMail. “That’s why it’s been kept secret since Saturday…Everyone believed we could lose him and that’s the truth of the matter.”
The Like a Virgin singer also had to postpone her extensive world tour due to the infection. Scheduled for July 15 in Vancouver, the “Celebration” tour would have made numerous stops in North America – including New York, Chicago, Miami, Washington, Houston, Los Angeles and Las Vegas – and it would last early October.
From there, the European leg of the tour would begin, with dates in numerous cities across Europe, including a stop at London’s O2 Arena.
“At the moment we will have to put all commitments on hold, including the tour,” wrote his longtime manager, Guy Oseary, when announcing the news of his health. “We will share more details with you as soon as we have them, including a new tour start date and rescheduled concerts.”
At the moment, there are no further updates on when the live shows will take place, although Oseary confirmed that the pop veteran is expected to make a “full” recovery.
Before entering the hospital, Madonna collaborated with Sam Smith on her latest track, “Vulgar.” There were also rumors that he might collaborate with another pop star, Kylie Minogue.
“I would love [colaborar]” Minogue said at the annual KTUphoria New York festival. “And I think the time is now. I have said it there. Now is the time to do everything possible to achieve that.”
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