Madonna apologises after cancelling more shows on doctor's orders

Danny Thompson
Madonna presents the award for Video of the Year onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for MTV)

Queen of Pop Madonna has been forced to cancel a string of shows on her current Madame X tour on the orders of her doctor.

The 61-year-old took to social media to apologise to fans as she announced she would not be performing the shows at the London Palladium.

The singer has already cancelled a number of concerts on her Madame X tour because of injury.

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Alongside a picture of herself holding her head, Madonna wrote: “A note to all my my fans: As you all know I have multiple injuries and have had to cancel shows to give myself time to recover.

“So as not to surprise you I want to let you know ahead of time that I will be cancelling 2 shows - on Feb 4 and Feb 11th at the Palladium in London.

“Because doing 3 shows in a row is too much on my body and in fact my doctors insist I take a day off after every show but I believe can manage if I do 2 shows then I rest!

“It's a miracle I have gotten this far but a-lot has to do with the fact that I do 6 hours of re-hab every day 3 hours before show and 3 after with multiple therapies.

“I have also switched to flat shoes and modified difficult parts of the show. This has helped enormously but I still need to be careful and of course rest is the best medicine.

“I never want to cancel any show and I'm determined that I will make it to the end if I pace myself. God Willing.

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“Refunds will be automatically issued to the credit card on which tickets were ordered.

“I appreciate your understanding and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!! Madame.”

The Like a Virgin singer also cancelled a show in London in December, as well as one in Lisbon, due to injury.

She also cited “overwhelming pain” for the cancellation of three shows in Boston, Massachusetts in December and November.