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Madonna cancels three shows due to “overwhelming” pain


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X-ray for Madame X!

Madonna has been forced to cancel three dates of her Madame X tour on the recommendation of her doctors.

She took to Instagram yesterday to announce she had to cancel the shows – all in Boston, MA – due to suffering pain she described as “overwhelming.”

The dates were due to take place at the Wang Theatre on November, 30, and December, 1-2.

“Please forgive this unexpected turn of events. Doing my show every night brings me so much joy and to cancel is a kind of punishment for me but the pain I’m in right now is overwhelming and I must rest and follow doctors orders so i can come back stronger and better and continue the Madame ❌ journey with all of you.”

Madonna, 61, has been posting frequent tour updates to her Instagram feed and stories. She has shown herself having ‘ice baths’ several times to ease muscle pain and aid her body’s recovery.

She previously told fans during a San Francisco performance that she had a “torn ligament” and “bad knee.”

Her critically-acclaimed Madame X shows – her eleventh concert tour – find Madonna playing more intimate theatre venues rather than arenas and stadiums. The tour kicked off with a three-week residency at the Howard Gilman Theatre in Brooklyn.

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Although she has rescheduled a couple of the shows previously on the tour, the BBC reports that the Boston dates will not be rescheduled. A spokesperson for promoters Live Nation said “tight scheduling through the balance of the year”, meant it would not be possible to re-arrange the dates, offering refunds to all those who had tickets.

The tour is due to re-commence December, 7, with four nights at the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia, followed by seven dates at The Fillmore Miami Beach in Miami. After a break over the holidays, it moves on to Europe in January.

Get well soon, Madonna!

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