In late June this year, it was announced that Madonna had postponed her 40th anniversary tour due to being admitted to hospital for a bacterial infection.
Madonna has now embarked on that Celebration Tour with an opening night at the O2 in London. While on stage, the singer addressed the hospital stay with some candid comments (via OK!).
"It was a crazy year for me as well and I didn’t think I was going to make it, neither did my doctors," Madonna said.
"I forgot five days of my life, or my death, I don’t really know where I was. But the angels were protecting me and my children were there, and my children always save me every time."
Madonna asked fans to remember "light and love" while a technical issue momentarily halted the show. The singer joked about this and later took a moment to appreciate the venue and performance.
"Am I imagining this? Oh my God, it is so good to be back London," Madonna said.
She added: "I’m pretty damned surprised that I made it this far and I mean that on so many levels... How did I make it this far? Because of you. I’m going to take a bit of credit too."
The tour was originally meant to start on July 15 but on June 28, Madonna's manager Guy Oseary, revealed that Madonna was in hospital in a post on Instagram.
“On Saturday June 24, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which led to a several day stay in the ICU," the post read. "Her health is improving, however she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected."
Thankfully, a full recovery did eventually ensue.
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