Madonna’s teenage sons, David Banda, 17, and Rocco Ritchie, 22, appeared visibly tense in their first public appearance since the news of their mother’s hospitalisation emerged.
This incident occurred after Madonna was found ‘unresponsive’ in New York and subsequently admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Her manager, Guy Oseary, shared the details, stating, “On Saturday, June 24, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which led to a several-day stay in the ICU.” Concerns over her health were so grave that her family members were bracing themselves for the worst.
Providing an update on Madonna’s condition, Oseary took to Instagram to assure fans that she is expected to fully recover. He wrote, “Her health is improving; however, she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected.” Consequently, Madonna made the difficult decision to postpone her upcoming tour, which was slated to kick off in Vancouver on July 15. Oseary stated, “At this time we will need to pause all commitments, which includes the tour.”
Amidst the tumultuous circumstances, Madonna’s eldest son, Rocco Ritchie, was spotted looking visibly tense as he ran errands in New York. He had recently flown in from Romania. Rocco, who shares his father’s name, was seen carrying a sisable bag as he made his way to Madonna’s apartment in the Big Apple.
David Banda, whom Madonna adopted with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, was also seen in the city, appearing somber as he took a stroll. Neither of Madonna’s sons has made any public statements regarding their mother’s health.
In a separate development, Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon, 26, took to Instagram to share racy snapshots. She posted a photo of herself wearing a corset and jeans, aiming to maintain a sense of normalcy amidst the challenging situation. Lourdes tagged the skate shoe and apparel company Vans in her post, accompanied by a kissing emoji. While Lourdes attended to her mother, a relative revealed that Madonna’s collapse served as a wake-up call. The relative stated, “This really woke her the f*** up. She has not been living as healthy a life as she should be for her age, and she has been wearing herself thin over the past couple of months.”
As Madonna’s manager announced the tour’s postponement, he refrained from disclosing the specifics of her treatment or the details of her hospitalisation. However, it is known that Madonna was diagnosed with a bacterial infection and required ICU care. Bacterial infections can affect various parts of the body and, depending on their severity, may pose life-threatening risks. The Madonna: The Celebration Tour, scheduled from July 15, 2023, to January 30, 2024, will now be rescheduled, with further details to be provided in due course.
While Madonna’s health scare is concerning, her manager confirmed that she is currently out of the ICU and on the road to recovery. The singer’s last Instagram post prior to her hospitalisation showcased her rehearsal process for the tour, accompanied by the caption, “The calm before the storm.”
We wish the star a fast recovery.