Madonna has cancelled another performance on her Madame X tour, after being ordered to rest by doctors.
The legendary songstress, 61, took to Instagram on Saturday to tell fans she was unable to perform the first of 15 shows at the London Palladium, which had been scheduled for Monday.
Having been plagued by injury throughout her worldwide tour, Madonna told fans that she had to ‘put her body and her health first’ adding that she was ‘deeply sorry’ to cancel the show.
Sorry! Madonna has cancelled another performance on her Madame X tour, two days before she was due to kick off a 15-date stint at the London Palladium
In the lengthy post, Madonna announced that she was unable to perform her first of 15 London shows at the Palladium after being told to rest ‘for a few days.’
Sharing a snap of herself clad in racy performance attire, she wrote: ‘I am deeply sorry that I have to cancel my concert scheduled for Monday January 27th in London. Under doctors guidance I have been told to rest for a few days.
‘As you all know, I have injuries that have plagued me since the beginning of the tour but I must always listen to my body and put my health first.
‘The last thing I want to do is disappoint my fans or compromise the integrity of my show. So I will keep going until I cannot.’
Upsetting: The legendary songstress took to Instagram on Saturday to tell fans she was unable to perform due to ongoing injury troubles, adding she’d been ordered to rest by doctors
Confirming when she will next take to the stage, Madonna then told her followers: ‘As always- anyone who purchased a ticket will be refunded for tickets purchased that evening. The show on Wednesday January 29th will go as scheduled.
‘Again I am deeply sorry to disappoint anyone and please know that it hurts me more than you can imagine to have to cancel any shows.
‘Thank you again for your understanding.’
Ticketmaster, who sold the tickets for the events, said refunds have already been issued and apologised for the inconvenience.
Madonna’s next show is due to go ahead at the London Palladium on Wednesday January 29, followed by 13 more performances at the venue before the singer takes her tour to Paris.
Disappointment: It comes less than a week after Madonna cancelled a show with just 45 minutes notice at the Coliseu Theatre in Lisbon, Portugal
It comes less than a week after Madonna cancelled a show with just 45 minutes notice at the Coliseu Theatre in Lisbon, Portugal.
The musician, 61, announced the news via her Instagram page.
Informing fans the evening’s show had been cancelled, she wrote: ‘Thank you again Lisbon! Sorry I had to cancel tonight but I must listen to my body and rest!!’
She jokingly added: ‘That white Port got me through the rest of the show! See you on Tuesday fingers crossed @dinodsantiago #madamextheatre #lisboa #coliseu’
An email sent at 19:45 on Sunday night informed the January 19 ticket holders that Madonna would not be appearing on stage at 20:30 as planned.
Madonna cited injury as the reason for needing to cancel the date at such short notice sharing a video of herself ‘warming-up’ for a show four days before.
While she has not released details of her injury, the star reportedly told a San Francisco audience in November that she was suffering from a ‘bad knee’ due to a torn ligament.
Breaking the news: The musician, 61, announced the news via her Instagram page on Sunday, telling fans she had to drink port on stage the night before to ‘get through it’
Carefully does it: Madonna shared a video of herself tentatively warming up with a trainer to Instagram, captioning the video ‘How an injured Madame X warms up for a show’
The Madame X tour, which began in September 2019, originally had 93 dates – 56 in North America and 37 in Europe.
That number has since fallen to 86 after the star cancelled eight show dates; two in New York, one in Los Angeles, three in Boston, one in Miami Beach and now a date in Lisbon.
Madonna is four shows into her European tour, with 32 more shows to go.
During Saturday night’s show in Lisbon the singer downed white port on stage with musician Dino D’Santiago, stating that the drink, which was her ‘first in a month’ had ‘got her through’ the rest of the performance.
Madame X: Madonna took to Instagram to share a selection of photos from the four shows she performed in Lisbon’s Coliseu Theatre
Furious fans on Instagram, who had tickets to Sunday night’s cancelled show, called for her to ditch the tour entirely to avoid last minute disappointment and wasted travel plans.
One fan commented on the star’s Instagram announcement: ‘You should cancel the tour’.
While another angry fan wrote: ‘This is unfair on your fans sorry ! A hour before doors open ! This will happen in London too ? Hope not ! Unfair madonna and i’m a massive fan of yours ! Cancel in advance please.’
Another wrote: ‘Cancel the rest of the tour and come back once you are ok. I paid flights and hotel. Never again. Ciao.’
Other superfans were more understanding of the singer’s health issues writing: ‘Your health comes first.’
Another wrote: ‘So sad I ‘m here for the show but your health goes first. Hope to see you on Wednesday, back in Lisbon again.’
Cancel the tour: Furious fans called for her to ditch the tour entirely to avoid last minute disappointment and wasted travel plans while others had a more sympathetic view