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Madonna hospitalized with bacterial infection; upcoming tour delayed

A source close to Madonna told NBC News Thursday that she has returned home and is “feeling better" after several days in intensive care.
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Madonna, 64, is delaying her upcoming tour as she recovers from a "serious bacterial infection" that had her hospitalized, her manager said Wednesday.

The pop star had a "several day stay" in the intensive care unit after she developed the infection Saturday, her manager Guy Oseary said in an Instagram post.

A source close to Madonna told NBC News Thursday that she has returned home and is "feeling better."

Madonna speaks onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Madonna at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 5.Frazer Harrison / Getty Images file

Madonna is expected to make a full recovery but remains under medical care as she improves, her manager said.

"At this time we will need to pause all commitments, which includes the tour," he said. "We will share more details with you as soon as we have them, including a new start date for the tour and for rescheduled shows."

It's unclear what Madonna's diagnosis is or if she was still in the intensive care unit as of Wednesday.

Madonna was scheduled to kick off "The Celebration Tour" with guest Bob the Drag Queen in Canada on July 15, concluding in Mexico at the end of January. The show, meant to honor her four decades in music, was going to span North America and Europe, according to her website.

Live Nation, the tour's promoter, sent Madonna its well wishes.

“We are thinking of Madonna at this time and wishing her a quick recovery," it said in a statement. "We look forward to picking the tour back up soon."