Madonna has canceled the three Boston shows of her “Madame X” tour due to “overwhelming pain”. Being a Bostonian, I can report that the consensus ’round here is that her “overwhelming pain” might be due to sluggish ticket sales. Then again, it’s the holidays and gays get especially bitchy when they have to force-gather with family members who might be sporting MAGA caps near the turkey.
Madonna has already pissed off fans by canceling and postponing other shows, and she even got a lawsuit thrown at her by a fan who is mad the start time of her show was moved to 10:30. And now the BBC reports that Madonna announced the cancellations in a Facebook message.
“Please forgive this unexpected turn of events,” she told fans on Facebook.
“Doing my show every night brings me so much joy and to cancel is a kind of punishment… But the pain I’m in right now is overwhelming, and I must rest and follow doctor’s orders.”
M didn’t say as to what her actual injury was but she did tell concert-goers at a San Francisco show earlier this month that she had a “torn ligament” and “a bad knee”. Seriously, this particular tour sounds pretty grueling on the 61-year-old Madonna.
After her most recent tour date in Los Angeles, an Instagram video showed her taking “my usual ice bath for multiple injuries”. In an earlier video, she displayed a painful bruise on her right thigh.
There’s no word on exactly what she’s doing during these shows to eff herself up. Especially because “Madame X” tour attendees have to surrender their smartphones before the show. She’s probably getting beaten up by audiences for trying to separate them from their phones.