What is up with Madonna?
Forty-five minutes before the Queen of Pop was scheduled to take to the stage in Lisbon, Portugal, on Sunday fans got an email saying the show was canceled.
That was the 8th performance of the Madame X World Tour Madge has had to cancel.
She shared on Instagram a short while later, “Sorry I had to cancel tonight but I must listen to my body and rest!” No reason was given for the cancellation but Madonna has been plagued with injuries since the beginning of the tour.
Throughout the tour, she’s shared on social media about “overwhelming” and “indescribable” pain, as well as fears of “irreversible damage.”
She closed Sunday’s post writing, “See you on Tuesday fingers crossed.”
On Tuesday, she posted a video of her walking up flights of stairs and expressed thanks “for my beautiful Vintage cane.”
But come Wednesday, unfortunately, fans in Lisbon were disappointed again as that performance was also canceled.
The promoter, Everything Is New, issued a statement on Facebook which read in part:
We regret to inform you that Madonna will not be able to perform tonight due to pain associated Therefore, the madame x concert scheduled for tonight, January 22th, at the Lisbon Colosseum is canceled. Tomorrow’s last concert in Lisbon, Thursday, January 23th is still scheduled.”
The statement closed thanking fans for “the well-wishes for Madonna’s recovery.”
Today, the pop star told her Instagram fans, “Madame X returns tonight to the Coliseu…see you there!”
Here’s hoping all goes well at the show as she closes out the Lisbon leg of her tour.
She was in good spirits at her January 16 show reports the BBC, even joking about having to trade in her heels for flat shoes telling the audience, “They are very ugly but it was either wear these boots or cancel the show.”
The tour heads to the UK from Portugal with 15 shows planned at the world-famous London Palladium beginning January 27.
Despite the canceled shows, fans are still supporting the queen:
Dear Madonna, we all know you’re a perfectionist and a big professional and that you don’t like giving up but PLEASE, for once be a human being not a music legend and REST.
I seriously think you should cancel the #MadameXTour, your real fans will understand! ❤️
— Gerard Matas (@grdmxs) January 23, 2020
It’s heartbreaking to see Madonna walk with a cane! As much as I would love to see her 18 days time my heart tells me she needs to cancel the rest of the tour and look after her health! Xx pic.twitter.com/zTJO4A9dug
— Chris Chandler (@amaterial_boi) January 22, 2020
Before we get pissy lets all remember that #Madonna is not 20 years old. The last few shows reviewers could tell she was in pain. LET HER REST! If you can't wrap your small brain around that then I feel sorry for you! #MadameXTour Haters are gonna be muted and blocked #MOVEON
— NecroAether (@NecroAether) January 19, 2020
Although there was this bit of snark: