Madonna, the iconic singer, recently unveiled some startling facts about her hospitalization due to a bacterial infection. During her performance in Brooklyn, New York, as part of her Celebration World Tour, she shared her experience of being in an induced coma for 48 hours in June.
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A Voice of Comfort: Madonna’s Kabbalah Teacher
She expressed her gratitude towards her Kabbalah teacher who was with her during her hospital stay. She recalled his comforting voice, asking her to squeeze his hand. This moment was captured by a fan and shared on X, previously known as Twitter.
Shavawn: The Friend Who Saved Madonna’s Life
Madonna also acknowledged her friend Shavawn, who was present at the concert. She credited Shavawn for saving her life by rushing her to the hospital. Madonna recounted how she fainted on her bathroom floor and woke up in the ICU, attributing her survival to Shavawn.
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In her heartfelt address to the audience, Madonna shared her thoughts upon regaining consciousness. She humorously noted that it took a near-death experience to gather all her six children in one room. She was referring to her children Lourdes, Rocco, David Banda, Mercy James, and twins Estere and Stella.
The Role of Guy Oseary: Madonna’s Manager During Her Illness
Guy Oseary, Madonna’s long-term manager, had previously announced on Instagram about her serious bacterial infection and her recovery in the ICU. He mentioned that she was still under medical care but was expected to recover fully. He also informed that her work commitments, including her tour, would be paused.
.madonna, papa don't preach (2023) pic.twitter.com/CRbqGqrCJ6
— ♡ (@eroticonna) December 16, 2023
The next day, it was confirmed that Madonna had been discharged from the hospital and was recuperating at home. A source mentioned that she was feeling better and was resting as per doctor’s advice.
Gratitude Expressed: Madonna Thanks Her Fans
Two weeks later, Madonna expressed her gratitude to her fans for their prayers and well-wishes on Instagram. She shared that her first thought upon waking up in the hospital was about her children. She also expressed her concern about disappointing her fans and the team who had worked tirelessly to create her show.
Madonna almost killed Santa Claus 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/A2t0tFZ3rY
— Homodonna, 65, stuns in new selfie. (@homodonna) December 20, 2023
Madonna resumed her tour in October, starting with a performance in London. During a subsequent show in Antwerp, Belgium, she referred to her return to the stage as a miracle. She recalled how, just four months ago, she was unconscious in a hospital, with people speculating about her survival. She declared her return to the stage as a testament to her resilience.