The pressure of fame is undeniable, I just wish that some realized they are who they are regardless of who comes after them.
Last week we got some scary details about a recent hospitalization Madonna had. She was reportedly found unresponsive over the weekend and taken to the hospital. While she has left the hospital since and is recovering reports are still emerging about the situation. Initial reports cited a “bacterial infection” as the primary cause of her hospitalization.
Madonna was said to be “kicking and screaming” at the idea she may have to delay her tour. She was allegedly so focused on work for her upcoming Celebration tour that she didn’t go to the doctor, despite reportedly having a low fever for over a month. While no update has been made at the moment, it’s unclear if Madonna will be fit to perform.
According to The Sun, concerned friends have revealed she pushed herself to her physical limit to compete with the links of Taylor Swift and P!nk on the road. An insider said: “The countdown was well and truly on. Madonna had all her chips on one number, which was this tour. She was working overtime, but she clearly burnt herself out and people around her have been politely reminding her that she is not 45 any more, let alone 25.”
Another friend feared she could have ended up like Michael Jackson, who died in the lead-up to his This Is It tour in 2009. “Many of us feel the constant remarks about her age have put pressure on her to compete, so we are relieved that she has been forced to take time out and put her health first. People were really worried about her. Nobody would say it out loud but there were concerns about another Michael Jackson situation if she doesn’t slow down a bit.”
“She is home, happy and taking meetings, and she has rejected a proposal to scale back on the tour as she still wants to deliver as many dates as possible when she’s regained her strength. Everyone saw something like this coming because of her intense schedule but only a few were brave enough to tell her that they were concerned.”
Hopefully Madge puts her health first and can find a balance between all of this. We need our legends at their best. Thoughts?