Something is seriously wrong with Madonna, y’all.
After canceling multiple shows during the U.S. leg of her Madame X World Tour, the singer has moved on to Europe. On Sunday night, she was set to hit the stage in Lisbon, Portugal at around 8:30 p.m. But at 7:45 p.m., it was announced she would not be coming out, marking the eighth show on the tour that has been scrapped.
Fans received an email roughly 45 minutes before showtime informing them that Madonna would not be performing. Many had already begun arriving at the theater. Later, she took to Instagram to apologize.
“Sorry I had to cancel tonight but I must listen to my body and rest!!” she said, without offering any further explanation for the cancelation.
Earlier today, she posted a video to Instagram showing herself walking up a flight of stairs using a cane.
“Thank goodness for my beautiful Vintage cane,” she wrote.
Despite receiving critical acclaim, the Madame X World Tour seems to have been cursed from the get-go.
In addition to opening night being postponed due to “production delays,” and multiple shows being scrapped in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Miami, Madonna was purportedly met with loud boos from audiences in Vegas and had to issue 500 refunds after arriving on stage two hours late.
On top of all that, she’s currently being sued by a fan for pushing the start time for her December 17 show in Miami from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., impacting the resale value of his tickets.
Throughout the tour, Madonna has complained of “overwhelming” and “indescribable” pain and said she fears “irreversible damage” if she doesn’t take proper care of herself.
That’s totally understandable, of course. But not all fans in Lisbon were feeling sympathetic.
“Bitch,” one person said while giving the middle finger in a video that garnered more than 1,400 views. “ She canceled. If she is not capable of handling this tour life, it is time to STOP and ADAPT.”
Madonna is scheduled to return to the Lisbon Coliseum tonight for the three remaining days of her residency there. Of course, it remains to be seen if she’ll actually perform. Here’s hoping if she does have to cancel she at least lets her fans know before they’ve begun packing into the theater.