MadonnaHer loved ones are caring for her as she continues to recover from her recent hospitalization.
“Madonna’s children didn’t want her to push herself too early, but they know that music is her passion and that she was determined to go on tour,” a source exclusively reveals in the latest issue of Us weekly. “They trust her to listen to her body and take it easy when needed.”
Madonna, 65, has six children. She shares daughter Lourdes Leon27, with Ex Carlos Leon and son Rocco Ritchie23, with ex-husband Guy Ritchie. The singer is also mother to adopted son David Banda (18) and daughter Mercy James (17) as well as twins Stella and Estere (both 10).
Earlier this year, Madonna was in intensive care for several days as she battled a serious bacterial infection. Your long-time manager, Guy OsearyIn June, she told Madonna’s followers that she was “feeling better” and expected to make a “full recovery.” However, the Grammy winner had to cancel her tour dates at the time.
“At this time we must pause all commitments, including tour,” Oseary said in an Instagram statement. “We will share more details with you as we have them, including a new start date for the tour and rescheduled shows.”
A few days later, Madonna was released from the hospital. In early July, she broke her silence about her health struggles and how her children and fans inspired her to focus on “getting stronger.”
“Thank you for your positive energy, prayers and words of healing and encouragement. I felt your love. I am on the road to recovery and incredibly grateful for all the blessings in my life,” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “My first thought when I woke up in the hospital was my children. My second thought was that I didn’t want to disappoint anyone who had bought tickets for my tour.”
As Madonna continued to focus on her health, the pop star praised her children for stepping up when she was in need.
“Love from family and friends is the best medicine. “A month out of the hospital and I can think,” she captioned a series of Instagram photos with Lourdes and son David in July. “As a mother, you can really connect with your children’s needs and the seemingly endless giving. But when the going got tough, my kids were really there for me. I saw a side of them that I had never seen before. It made all the difference.”
Two months later, Madonna returned to the stage in London for the opening of her play Celebration Concert tour. During her appearance, the superstar admitted that neither she nor her children thought she would “make it through” her hospital stay.
“I have forgotten five days of my life – or my death. But the angels protected me,” she told the crowd in October. “If you want to know my secret to how I survived, I thought, ‘I have to be there for my kids.’ I have to stand up for her.’”
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