Madonna has canceled yet another Madame X tour date in Paris after her persistent knee injury was worsened by a fall taken on stage Thursday.
The 61-year-old took to her Instagram page on Sunday morning to address the third cancellation of her 12-night Le Grand Rex residency.
Madonna, who has canceled 14 Madame X tour dates so far, insisted that she ‘needs to stay in bed and rest for a few days so she can finish the tour with a smile on her face and in one piece.’
Another one: Madonna took to Instagram on Sunday to announce that the evening’s Madame X show at Le Grand Rex in Paris was CANCELED due to ‘ongoing injuries’ ; Madonna pictured at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in 2019
She continued: ‘If only knees didn’t twist and cartilage didn’t tear and nothing hurt and tears never fell out of our eyes………But alas they do and Thank God for this important reminder that we are human.’
The singer explained to fans that she ‘fell 2 nights ago on stage when a chair was literally pulled out from underneath [her] by mistake’ causing her to land ‘on the floor on [her] tail bone.’
After the fall, Madonna braved the stage, once again, for a Saturday evening show, which she admitted was more of a struggle than she anticipated.
‘I made it thru the show last night but just barely because I hate disappointing,’ she wrote.
Time to heal: Madonna insisted in her Instagram post that she ‘needs to stay in bed and rest for a few days so she can finish the tour with a smile on her face and in one piece’
CANCELED: Madonna’s official web page listed the Sunday evening show as ‘CANCELED’ after sending out emails to ticket holders
Sighting: Madonna covered up in a hooded jacket as she leaned on a cane during an outing in Paris on Saturday, two days after she struggled to continue her Madame X show at Le Grand Rex
The evening of Saturday’s show, the singer was spotted wielding a cane and struggling to move.
‘However today even I can see that this broken doll held together with tape and glue, needs to stay in bed and rest for a few days so she can finish the tour with a smile on her face and in one piece. ‘
She concluded her Instagram caption by thanking her Parisian fans, who already endured prior cancellations from the artist on February 20 and 25.
‘Thank You for your understanding Paris! #madamextheatre.’
Covered up: On Saturday, Madonna kept a low profile in a navy quilted jacket, with the hood up obscuring her face as she made her way to a car
In pain: Madonna is said to have struggled to continue her Madame X show at Le Grand Rex in Paris on Thursday night
An official email notice was sent out to ticket holders on Sunday announcing the cancellation and noting ‘ongoing injuries’ as its cause.
On Madonna’s official website, the Tour tab lists the evening’s shows as ‘CANCELED,’ but fans are stil able to purchase tickets for the popstar’s further dates.
In regards to Thursday’s fall, one fan wrote on Twitter: ‘A friend who attended @Madonna Thursdays show told me that at the end of Vogue, she missed the chair and fell on the floor.
‘A dancer had to help her on to the chair and then during the Polaroid part she broke in to tears and couldn’t stop. #madonna #madamex #MadameXTour’.
Warrior: The singer who has been battling on through her 12-night residency despite her knee injury, reportedly had to be held up by a backing dancer after falling off her chair
Strong willed: Despite the pain, Madonna who has been relying on her cane to walk, carried on the two and a half hour show after breaking down in tears on stage (pictured after the show)
Upset: One wrote: ‘A dancer had to help her on to the chair and then during the Polaroid part she broke in to tears and couldn’t stop. #madonna #madamex #MadameXTour’
It’s the 11th tour for the Queen of pop, who has just six shows left out of her 79 tour dates.
The all-theater tour started on September 17, 2019, in New York City, and is set to conclude on March 11, in Paris.
Madonna was forced to cancel 14 shows due to her crippling injuries which she described caused her ‘indescribable pain’.
In January, Madonna described being ‘in tears from the pain of my injuries’. She said: ‘I consider myself a warrior. I never quit, I never give in, I never give up! However, this time I have to listen to my body and accept my pain is a warning.’
Madonna also revealed that she has to do six hours of rehab every day due to her serious injury and claimed that it’s a ‘miracle’ she has been able to get this far on the tour.
She wrote: ‘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.’
Madonna is next set to take to the stage on Saturday.
Determined: Last month, Madonna described being ‘in tears from the pain of my injuries’ and the singer had to alter her show to cater for the setback
Rehabilitation: Madonna also revealed that she has to do six hours of rehab every day due to her serious injury (pictured recently showing her tour warm up)