Madonna recently celebrated her 65th birthday and told fans she feels “great to be alive” given her recent hospital stay.
The news follows the pop icon’s recent stay in the intensive care unit after contracting a serious bacterial infection. Following the news, the 64-year-old pop star had to postpone several concerts for health reasons.
Now, the singer has shared an update on social media in which she appears to be celebrating her 65th birthday with friends and family, confirming that she has made an almost full recovery following the incident that left her family leave “preparing for the worst”.
On Friday (August 18), Madonna – whose real name is Madonna Louise Ciccone – shared a montage of clips from her birthday celebrations, which took place in Portugal, on her official Instagram page.
“It’s great to be Alive………… and it’s great to be able to put on my dancing shoes and celebrate my birthday. I’m so grateful,” she wrote in the caption. “Thank you Lisbon and everyone who made it possible!”.
Playing his 1990 classic “Vogue” in the background, the montage shows the musician with close friends on a boat, as well as horseback riding on the beach, dancing, eating and singing with Elton John “Your Song.”
Earlier this month, Madonna announced details of the rescheduled dates for her “Celebration Tour,” which kicks off in London in October. The career-spanning tour first kicked off in Vancouver on July 15, but a string of North American dates had to be postponed after he was hospitalized.
Now, most of the dates involved will take place after the UK and European leg of their tour, starting in December with three concerts at New York’s Barclays Center (December 13, 14 and 16).
A few days before she announced the rescheduling of her US performance, another pop icon, Kylie Minogue, sent a heartfelt message to the singer.
“I’m sorry for everyone on tour, but especially the women. I think it’s a little more work for us and it’s so tiring overall,” said the Australian singer, reflecting on Madonna’s illness recently. “I’ll definitely get my ticket out and go see Madonna when I’m back on the road.”