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Madonna “bursts into tears” after falling on stage, forced to cancel more shows

Madonna must be counting down the days to closing night of her Madame X Tour. 

Last Thursday, she took a hard fall on stage at Le Grand Rex in Paris and was forced to hobble off stage with a cane.

According to The Sun, the singer “burst into tears and struggled to stand” after tumbling off a chair and had to be assisted off stage by one of her backup dancers.

As a result of the fall, Madonna was unable to take the stage for her Sunday night performance. Over the weekend, she took to Instagram to detail exactly what happened, writing:

Here I Am–Flesh and Blood. If only knees didn’t twist and cartilage didn’t tear and nothing hurt and tears never fell out of our eyes………But alas they do and Thank God for this important reminder that we are human. I Fell 2 nights ago on stage when a chair was literally pulled out from underneath me by mistake and I landed on the floor on my tail bone. I made it thru the show last night but just barely because I hate disappointing. However today even I can see that this broken doll held together with tape and glue, needs to stay in bed and rest for a few days so she can finish the tour with a smile on her face and in one piece.

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Here I Am——Flesh and Blood ? If only knees didn’t twist and cartilage didn’t tear and nothing hurt and tears never fell out of our eyes………But alas they do and Thank God for this important reminder that we are human. I Fell 2 nights ago on stage when a chair was literally pulled out from underneath me by mistake and I landed on the floor on my tail bone. I made it thru the show last night but just barely because I hate disappointing. However today even I can see that this broken doll held together with tape and glue, needs to stay in bed and rest for a few days so she can finish the tour with a smile on her face and in one piece. ? Thank You for your understanding Paris! ?? ?? #madamextheatre

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The Madame X Tour has been plagued since it kicked off last September. Madonna has had to cancel 13 scheduled performances due to injuries, plus an additional two for production issues.

Throughout the tour, she has complained of “unbearable pain” due to a knee injury sustained during rehearsals and has tried various alternative treatments to help cope with it, including taking ice baths and washing her blood with oxygen.

The Madame X Tour is scheduled to close on March 11.

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