Madonna has illuminated the health scare she faced during the summer, opening up to her fans about a time when she doubted her survival. Commencing her long-awaited Celebration tour at London’s O2 Arena this past weekend, the iconic “Hung Up” singer addressed the alarming incident that unfolded over the summer, leading to her hospitalization in the intensive care unit due to a severe bacterial infection.
During the inaugural night of her concert series, the 65-year-old Queen of Pop confided in the audience, as shown in a video acquired by People, “I didn’t think I was going to make it. Neither did my doctors. That’s why I woke up with all of my children sitting around me.”
Madonna continued, “I forgot five days of my life, or perhaps my near-death experience; I don’t truly know where I was. But the angels were protecting me, and my children were there. And my children always rescue me every time.”
In conclusion, she shared a poignant insight, “If you want to understand my secret and how I persevered and survived, it was the thought of being there for my children. I had to survive for them.”
Madonna, a mother of six children including Lourdes, 27, Rocco, 23, David, 18, Mercy, 17, and twins Stella and Estere, 11, made it known in early July that she was “on the path to recovery” working diligently to regain her health and reschedule the postponed tour dates. Her recovery was not immediate, as a month later, she revealed that she was finally able to “dance just a little bit.” Now, she’s fully prepared to return to the stage, and her fans couldn’t be more thrilled for her.