Thursday, April 18, 2024

Exclusive: Madonna’s Shows in London, Paris Now in Jeopardy As She Cancels Second Lisbon Show Citing Ongoing Pain and Injury


Madonna’s Madame X tour may not make it through her remaining dates in London and Paris.

Last night– Wednesday– she cancelled her second show in Lisbon in five days. She cited ongoing pain and injury.

A source close to her tour told me on Tuesday night that Madonna was playing her shows “basically in pain and injured every night.” The source added: “She may just call it quits.”

The 61 year old is posting social media videos that show her using a cane for a blown out knee. Last night’s cancellation was her 9th since the tour began in September in Brooklyn.

The Lisbon cancellations are particularly hard because Madonna’s using local musicians from Portugal in her show. She appropriated them during her stay when adopted son David Banda wanted to play soccer in that country. There must be a lot of disappointment now that her appearances in Lisbon were cancelled.

As I write this, it’s 8:30 pm in Lisbon. Everyone’s holding their breath to see if the final show there will go on. Madonna doesn’t start a show before 10:30pm. AnĀ  announcement should be coming momentarily.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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