Madonna falls off chair, bursts into tears after struggling to walk during Madame X Paris gig amid knee injury
'The 61-year-old had to be supported by a backing dancer after the fall'
Madonna didn't seem to have had such a good time at her Madame X show at Le Grand Rex in Paris on Thursday night. The 61-year-old singer, who has been struggling with her 12-night residency, despite knee and hip injuries, had to be supported by a backing dancer after falling off her chair.
Determined to carry on, Madonna continued with the two-and-a-half-hour show after breaking down into tears on stage, according to The Sun. Fortunately, she recovered and advertised her Saturday late night show on Instagram days later.
A fan tweeted, "A friend who attended @Madonna Thursdays show told me that at the end of Vogue, she missed the chair and fell on the floor." Another wrote, "A dancer had to help her on to the chair and then during the Polaroid part she broke into tears and couldn’t stop. #madonna #madamex #MadameXTour."
The singer, who had suffered a knee injury last year, had been relying on a cane and knee supports to walk.
Her friend Debbie Mazar recently shared with PageSix that the superstar is “doing really well” despite her ailments. "She’s strong and she has her injuries but she’s really trying to take care of her body. I talk to her regularly like, ‘You’ve got this, girl’ … I support her and I love her but it’s a moment where she has to listen to her body," she said.
Madonna's Madame X tour has witnessed more drama than it bargained for. She had lashed out with a profane rant against London Palladium's Theater after they lowered the stage curtain and shut the lights and sound off on her show for running past their 11 pm curfew.
Two fans had also sued the singer for refunds to concerts in Brooklyn after she showed up late to the performance.
The Madame X tour will end on March 11 in Paris.