Pop icon Madonna has canceled yet another concert — and fans had mixed reactions.
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Just 45 minutes before the singer was set to perform at the Coliseu Theatre in Portugal Sunday, fans got an email saying she wouldn’t show. Madonna, 61, also posted on Twitter: “Thank you again Lisbon! Sorry I had to cancel but I must listen to my body and rest!!”
Here were some of the responses:
"You and your greedy tour promoter need to listen to your doctor's orders, not carrying on as if you were just merely needing some ‘rest.' Some of us have booked flights, hotels, took time off work to experience you and your art," one user tweeted.
Another called out her age: "even though you look young and we all want to keep healthy & look young as we age, the fact is you ARE older & with that comes limitations so stop letting fans down & just look after yourself & stop touring as much."
Other users are more compassionate: “Get well soon M. Do what you need to do," a tweet read. "Your fans will understand. Nothing is worth comprising your health for.”
"Get well soon my Queen," wrote a user. "Take plenty of rest and listen to your body. Your tour can hold out until you’re well enough to return. We all understand and you are the main priority here. Take care. Love you always and forever."
While Madonna did not reveal the specific reason for the cancellation, she reportedly told a San Francisco audience in November that she suffered a torn ligament in her knee.
Sunday’s scrapped show marks the eighth in Madonna’s “Madame X Tour,” which started in September 2019 and has 56 planned stops in North America with another 37 in Europe.
She canceled one show in Miami Beach, two in New York, one in Los Angeles and three in Boston, where she said “doctor’s orders” and overwhelming pain were the reasons why.
Madame X has 32 more stops in Europe.