Madonna Says She Had Coronavirus During ‘Madame X’ Tour
The “Queen of Pop” Madonna has revealed that she had the coronavirus while on the last leg of her ‘Madame X’ tour which was why she had to cancel a concert in Paris in February.
Madonna took to her Instagram page on Wednesday to explain her health issues after she had earlier revealed that she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, though she is not currently sick.
“I am not currently sick,” she told her 15 million followers on Instagram.
“When you test positive for anti-bodies it means you had the virus, which I clearly did as I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over seven weeks ago along with many other artists in my show”
The 61-year-old star only played a single night at the Grand Rex on February 22 before calling off the next show, citing “ongoing injuries”.
She later called off two further Paris concerts – the last in her Madame X world tour. The tour ended three days before its planned final date after the French government announced the ban for gatherings of more than 1,000 people to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“At the time we all thought we had a bad flu,” Madonna wrote in her post. “Thank God we are all healthy and well now.”
The singer revealed she had the virus after sharing an article about her donating $1.1 million (one million euros) towards research to find a vaccine for the coronavirus.
“I’m Grateful that I can be a part of supporting Research to Find the cure for Covid -19!” she said in the Instagram post.
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Scientists are sceptical about the accuracy of many antibody tests which claim to show a person has had virus. Some warned that even those tests that meet the US government’s informal standards may produce false positives.
Referred to as the “Queen of Pop” since the 1980s, Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of songwriting in popular music and for the visuals she uses on stage and in music videos. She has frequently reinvented her music and image while remaining completely in charge of every aspect of her career.