Madonna has had to postpone another show on her Madame X tour, this time due to a previously undisclosed knee injury.
Monday’s (Oct. 7) show at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York, is postponed because “Madonna is currently dealing with a knee injury and has been advised rest for the next three days to assist in her recovery,” a statement on her website reads. Fans who have passes for the pricey concert — some of which are marked as high as $2,000 — are “encouraged to hold onto their tickets pending information on rescheduling.”
Madonna first made the announcement on Instagram, telling fans it’s hard to admit her Madame X alter ego “is also a human being made of flesh and blood and she must rest for the next 3 days to insure full recovery for her knee. I am not a quitter. This hurts me more than you can imagine. Its time to take those heels and fishnets off for a few days!”
It’s not the first rescheduling on this tour, which features multi-date residencies at relatively intimate venues in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia and Miami Beach. In August she announced the tour opener in New York would be moved forward five days to Sept. 17, and rescheduled two other concerts for Oct. 10 and Oct. 12. One show, previously scheduled for Sept. 15, was canceled entirely.
And, on Friday, the “Medellin” singer postponed the opening date of her San Francisco dates at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, citing issues with “highly specialized visual and production elements” of the show.
The tour opened to rumors of slow ticket sales and were criticized by the New York Post for being too expensive and “tarnished by sluggish ticket sales.” In response, tour promoter Arthur Fogel told Billboard the tour was selling fine and even threatened to add more dates — something that has not yet been done.
Its Hard for Madame ? to admit that she is also a human being made of flesh and blood and she must rest for the next 3 days to insure full recovery for her knee. I am not a quitter. This hurts me more than you can imagine. Its time to take those heels and fishnets off for a few days! –. Thank you for your understanding. ♥?. See you in a few days!! #recovery #madamextheatre #nevergiveup #ongod