Madonna is officially on the mend after spending several days in hospital last month with a bacterial infection.
The Queen of Pop shared a statement on her social media platforms Monday, thanking her supporters for their “positive energy, prayers and words of healing and encouragement” amid her recent health crisis.
“I felt your love,” she wrote. “I am on the road to recovery and incredibly grateful for all the blessings in my life.”
She spent her first few moments in the hospital thinking about her six children and later her fans and creative team who were pregnant to see her on stage this summer, she said.
“My first thought when I woke up in the hospital was my kids,” Madonna wrote. “My second thought was that I didn’t want to disappoint anyone who bought tickets for my tour. I also didn’t want to let down the people who have worked tirelessly with me to create my show over the past few months. I hate disappointing anyone.”
Before her hospitalization, Madonna had been there at the rehearsals for their Celebration Tour, which was scheduled to kick off this Saturday in Vancouver, Canada. The “current plan” is to open the tour in Europe in October and postpone the entire North American leg indefinitely, she said.
“My focus now is on my health and getting stronger and I assure you I will be with you as soon as possible,” she wrote.
Madonna’s comments came almost two weeks after her manager Guy Oseary announced that she had “developed a severe bacterial infection that led to a stay of several days” in the intensive care unit.
Last week, Madonna’s friend Rosie O’Donnell shared some news about her longtime boyfriend, with whom she starred in 1992’s A League of Their Own.
“She’s recovering at home. She’s generally very strong,” O’Donnell wrote on Instagram.