Madonna Celebrates 65th Birthday With Youthful Selfie Months After Health Scare


After having a health scare two months prior, Madonna is now 65 years old.

On her Instagram Stories on Wednesday, the “Vogue” singer shared a young, albeit manipulated, photo while informing her 19 million fans that she was “reading [their] birthday messages.”

Following Madonna’s recovery from a “serious bacterial infection” that landed her in the critical care unit in June, the milestone was reached.

She was discovered unresponsive, and Page Six exclusively revealed that she had been transported to a hospital in New York City and intubated for at least one night.

In the days following her stay in the intensive care unit, she was already recovering, according to reports, and her daughter Lourdes Leon stayed by her side the entire time.

Days after the news of her hospitalization broke, Madonna spoke out to express her gratitude to her six children, including twins Stella and Estere, 10, as well as Lourdes, 26, Rocco, 23, Mercy, 17, David, 17, and David, 17.

“Thank you for your positive energy, prayers and words of healing and encouragement,” she wrote to her Instagram followers. “I have felt your love. I’m on the road to recovery and incredibly grateful for all the blessings in my life.”

The Queen of Pop also shared a selfie that appeared to have undergone extensive editing, and she was accused of using filters to make her constantly changing visage appear younger.

Madonna postponed her eagerly awaited “Celebration” tour, which would have celebrated the 40th anniversary of her legendary musical career, due to her sickness.

The singer of “Material Girl” was supposed to start her tour this summer in North America, but since the gigs were postponed, she decided to start the European portion of the tour in October.

“Madonna told everyone she wants to do the whole thing [soon] — but her management team and her insurance company kicked back. There was a bit of a battle raging,” an insider told Page Six exclusively, adding that Madonna wanted to start the tour much sooner.

After her health crisis, her management team and the tour’s insurance company insisted she postpones the shows.

The dates for Madonna’s rescheduled North American tour, which will now start in December, were first revealed earlier this month.

“Thank you again for your incredible support and patience over these past few weeks!” she tweeted.

“See you soon for a well deserved Celebration!! .”

Following Madonna’s hospitalization, a production source exclusively revealed to Page Six that the singer had been “strenuously rehearsing” for the tour at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum for weeks before she was discovered unresponsive.

“She had been putting in 12-hour days,” the insider shared, adding that she was “putting in the work.”

A second source added, “She was having a blast in rehearsals and wants to get back to it when she’s ready.”

Given that she attended Beyoncé’s concert in New Jersey last month with her children Stella, Estere, and Mercy, Madonna appears to be recovering.

Additionally, she was spotted wearing her own merchandise last week while out for a stroll in NYC. She was donning pain-relieving knee wraps on both of her legs.

In coordinating Dolce & Gabbana outfits, Madonna celebrated her 64th birthday with her family in Italy last year. She celebrated her 60th birthday with a magnificent party in Morocco in 2018.