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Madonna cancels two more London shows

By | Published on Monday 3 February 2020


Madonna has cancelled two more dates of her London Palladium residency due to ongoing health concerns. It means that she will be able to take every third day off.

The star has now cancelled a total of eleven dates on her current Madame X tour as she deals with a number of injuries. Official statements have not gone into any detail as to what those injuries are, but on stage she told fans they included a “torn ligament” and “bad knee”.

The first night of her run of shows at London’s Palladium theatre was called off last week. Performances that were due to take place on 4 and 11 Feb will now also not happen. That means that, with the existing off-days already in the schedule, she can take every third day of the London run off to recover. Doctors had apparently told her she should, in fact, only perform every other day while she is still contending with the injuries.

In a statement to fans, Madonna said on Friday: “As you all know I have multiple injuries and have had to cancel shows to give me time to recover. So, as not to surprise you, I want to let you know ahead of time that I will be cancelling two shows – on 4 Feb and 11 Feb”.

“Doing three shows in a row is too much on my body”, she confirmed, adding, “in fact my doctors insist I take a day off after every show but I believe [I] can manage if I do two shows then I rest”.

Discussing how she is coping with the injuries while on tour, she went on: “It’s a miracle I have gotten this far, but a lot has to do with the fact that I do six hours of rehab every day. Three hours before show and three 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”.

Fans with tickets to the cancelled shows will be automatically refunded. She concluded: “I appreciate your understanding and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience”.