After the “Queen of Pop” had to postpone the start of an international tour due to a bacterial infection, Madonna said she felt “lucky” to be alive and thankful to her loved ones for their support.
“Love from family and friends is the best Medicine,” Madonna, 64, wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday, about a month after her release from the hospital.
“As a Mother you can really get caught up In the needs Of your children and the seemingly endless giving,” Madonna wrote. “But when the chips were down my children really showed up for me. I saw a side to them I had never seen before. It made all the difference.”
After spending several days in an intensive care unit owing to a “serious bacterial infection,” the pop artist was forced to postpone her impending “Celebration” tour, according to a statement from her manager Guy Oseary on Instagram last month.
Late in June, a source close to Madonna said to NBC News that she had returned home and was “feeling better” after the incident.
The tour was formerly scheduled to begin on July 15 in Canada with special guest Bob the Drag Queen, and it was supposed to terminate at the end of January in Mexico. According to her website, the concert honoring her four decades of music was planned to take place in both North America and Europe.
Madonna claimed in an Instagram post that the “love and support from my friends” had also helped her heal.
Madonna posted a collection of pictures, including one of them in which she is holding a “Polaroid taken by Andy Warhol of Keith Haring wearing a jacket with Michael Jackson’s face painted on it,” which she said was a gift from Oseary.
“I sobbed when I opened this gift because I realized how lucky I am to be alive,” she said. “And how fortunate I am to have known these people and so many others who are also gone.”
“Thank you @guyoseary for this gift!” she wrote. “And Thank you to all my angels who protected me and let me Stay to finish doing my work!”