Madonna cancels last North American show of her Madame X tour a day after ex Guy Ritchie took her to court
Madonna has had to cancel her last North American show owing to 'indescribable' pain from old injuries.
The festive season hasn't been kind to Madonna as she has had to cancel her last North American show of her Madame X tour owing to injuries. She cancelled her Miami concert on Sunday night just two hours before showtime, leaving fans outraged. Earlier this week, the singer shared on Instagram that she was apologetic for having to drop the show for the moment due to "indescribable" pain.
Sharing BTS footage from one of her recent shows, Madonna wrote how excruciating it was for her to climb the ladder as it only aggravated the pain. She has been undergoing treatment for torn ligaments and a bad knee for a while now, but the 61-year-old needs a proper time-out so that she is able to recover fully and come back stronger.
Madonna is an entertainer who is also a thorough professional, which was why she hadn't nixed all of her shows. “With every song I sang, I said a prayer that I would make it to the next and get thru the show. My prayers were answered, And I made it.” But, the time has come when she has to listen to her body and acknowledge that for her to continue entertaining her fans she'd have to be feeling a hundred percent healthy first.
"I have never let an injury stop me from performing but this time i have to accept that there is no shame in being human and having to press the pause button.............. I thank you all for your understanding, love and support," she posted.
Interestingly, this announcement comes a day after her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, decided to drag her to the court over divorce issues. The 'Sherlock Holmes' director filed a motion in the Manhattan Supreme Court seeking “the enforcement or execution of a judgment or order” in their case, Fox News reported. However, it's still unclear what the beef is all about.
The couple was married for eight years before they went separate ways in 2008. They have two kids together -- Rocco, 19, David Banda, 14 -- who have often been caught in the crossfire of the parents over custody problems. Currently, Madonna is rumored to have been dating a back-up dancer who has been with her on her Madam X tours.