(New York) Popular singer Madonna, 64, contracted a “serious bacterial infection” last weekend that landed her in intensive care and forced her to postpone her new tour of North America and Europe which was to start in mid-July, his agent revealed on Wednesday.

“Her health is improving, but she remains under medical care” and “full recovery is awaited,” her manager Guy Oseary wrote on her Instagram account, not saying whether Madonna was still in hospital or being treated at home.

“On Saturday, June 24, Madonna contracted a serious bacterial infection which resulted in her being in the intensive care unit for several days,” Oseary revealed.

“Right now we have to suspend all commitments, including the tour,” the global star’s agent announced, promising to communicate “soon” on new dates for the originally scheduled The Celebration Tour. from July to December in North America and Europe, including at the Bell Center in Montreal on August 19 and 20.

Madonna’s first concert, to celebrate some 40 years of unparalleled career and influence, was to be held on July 15 in Vancouver.

The tickets for the 35 dates that were to follow from Vancouver to Las Vegas via all the major cities of North America (Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Chicago, Toronto) had almost all been sold out last January.

The Celebration Tour was then due to cross the Atlantic in October for concerts in London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Amsterdam for a final show on December 1, 2023.

“I will enthusiastically explore as many songs as possible in hopes of giving my fans the show they’ve been waiting for,” she said on her site in January in a video featuring her over a meal with celebrities Diplo, Jack Black, Lil Wayne and Bob the Drag Queen.

“The 1980s, 1990s, 2000s; four decades of music ‘with me’,” she said, raising a cup.

Madonna Louise Ciccone, born in August 1958 in Michigan, to parents of Italian and French-Canadian origins, began her career as a dancer, songwriter and singer in the late 1970s in New York.

She has won seven Grammy Awards, including 14 studio albums as well as performance discs, film soundtracks, compilations… Her career as a producer, actress and film director has made her one of the most influential artists on the planet since 40 years.