Madonna shared intimate details about her recent hospitalization due to a bacterial infection during a performance in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday night. The pop icon disclosed that she had been in the intensive care unit for several days in June, revealing that she was placed in an induced coma for 48 hours.
During her emotional speech, Madonna expressed gratitude to her Kabbalah teacher, who supported her throughout the ordeal, saying, “The only voice I heard was his. I heard him say, ‘Squeeze my hand.'” She also thanked her friend Shavawn, who was present at the show, for rushing her to the hospital, acknowledging, “She saved my life.”
The singer recounted waking up in the ICU after passing out on her bathroom floor, noting that seeing her children gathered around her was one of her first conscious moments. Madonna humorously remarked that it took a life-threatening situation to bring all her children together in one place.
Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, had announced on Instagram on June 28 that she was in the ICU recovering from a serious bacterial infection. He stated that she would need to postpone her tour and other work commitments while focusing on her recovery.
Madonna Grateful for Fan Support and Well-Wishes
After leaving the hospital and returning home, Madonna expressed her appreciation for the support from her fans, acknowledging their prayers and well-wishes. She emphasized her desire to resume her tour and not disappoint her fans and the people who had worked with her on the show.
Madonna eventually resumed her tour in October, marking her comeback to the stage. During a show in Antwerp, Belgium, she reflected on her journey, describing her return to performing as “a miracle” given the previous uncertainty surrounding her health.
Madonna’s resilience and determination to overcome her health challenges have resonated with her fans, who continue to support her on her road to recovery.