Ongoing health struggles have forced Madonna to cancel yet another show date on her Madame X Tour.
The “Material Girl” cites doctor’s orders to rest as she apologizes to fans for having to forgo performing the tour’s first London show at the Palladium.
“I am deeply sorry that I have to cancel my concert scheduled for Monday January 27th in London,” the 61-year-old superstar wrote on Instagram. “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 social media post is accompanied by a photo of herself sitting in a chair, with her hands resting on what appears to be a cane.
This comes just a week after Madonna had to cancel her January 19 show in Lisbon, Portugal. That show was canceled only 45 minutes prior to her taking the stage.
Previous to that, Madonna called off a number of 2019 dates on her Madame X Tour. She canceled a show in Miami because of injury in December, plus another three Boston shows the month before that. In October, the star postponed a show that was scheduled in Brooklyn, New York.
Toward the end of 2019, the Queen of Pop underwent a radical blood treatment to help her overcome the mystery pain that forced her to cancel so many tour dates. And while it left her feeling “amazing,” it doesn’t look like the pain has subsided.
“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,” Madonna tells fans.
And since the show must go on, Madonna has another London show scheduled for Wednesday, January 29. She says it “will go as scheduled.”
Ticket holders will be refunded for any tickets purchased for the canceled show in London, according to Madonna.