Pop icon Madonna’s health took a serious turn when she was hospitalized due to a severe bacterial infection, prompting concerns from doctors who noted her exhausted and worn-down appearance prior to the incident, Your Content has learned.
The 64-year-old singer was rushed to the ICU and required intubation after being found collapsed in her New York City apartment on Saturday.
Family members, who hurriedly gathered at her bedside, braced themselves for the worst and feared they might lose her.
However, after four days of hospitalization, Madonna is now recovering at home, although it may take several months for her to regain full strength.
The specific bacteria responsible for the infection remains unknown, but medical experts speculate that her intense tour preparations and rigorous workouts may have compromised her immune system, leaving her more susceptible to typically harmless infections.
Doctors, after analyzing a photo taken a day before her illness, expressed their concerns about Madonna’s exhausted appearance.
In the image captured during her visit to a Karl Lagerfeld exhibition in New York City, the pop star is depicted with disheveled hair, wearing a cap and sunglasses to obscure her tired look. Additionally, her pale complexion raised concerns of possible exhaustion, as pointed out by Dr. Stuart Fischer, a highly experienced medical professional.
Another photo posted on Instagram, four days before her hospitalization, shows Madonna lying on the floor, dressed in a black jumpsuit and fishnet tights, with immaculate hair and makeup. However, she also appeared noticeably thin, as observed by Dr. Thomas Moore, an infectious diseases expert at the University of Kansas.
Dr. Fischer, who previously served as an emergency care doctor in New York City, emphasized Madonna’s evident exhaustion.
He explained that the intensive rehearsal sessions and the stress associated with large-scale performances could lead to immunosuppression and other health issues.
Dr. Moore also expressed surprise at Madonna’s appearance, stating that she did not resemble the Madonna he was accustomed to seeing.
The exact bacterial infection Madonna contracted remains undisclosed, although speculations suggest it could be sepsis, a life-threatening response of the immune system to an infection, causing it to attack healthy tissues.
Bacteria can enter the body through various means, including cuts, wounds, and the digestive system, among others.
When the bacteria enters the bloodstream, sepsis occurs, triggering the body’s defense mechanisms to cause damage to its own tissues.
Dr. Fischer, who believes sepsis is the most likely explanation, criticized the decision to discharge Madonna from the hospital so soon.
Drawing from his vast experience treating celebrities, Oscar nominees, and TV stars, he asserted that celebrities should not be discharged prematurely.
Regardless of their fame, everyone possesses the same internal organs and vulnerability to health risks.
Madonna’s hospitalization occurred after she was found unresponsive in her New York apartment and swiftly transported to intensive care, where she required ventilator support.
Her family immediately rushed to her side, while her management team convened an emergency meeting.
Given Madonna’s inability to make decisions at the time, they made the difficult choice to postpone the highly anticipated tour.
With the opening show in Vancouver just three weeks away, there was insufficient time for her to recover.
According to a source close to the situation, the decision to postpone the tour was made amidst uncertainty and concern for Madonna’s well-being.
The news of her intensive care admission evoked worry and upset among her close friends, who had been part of her inner circle for a long time.
However, they had to consider the fans’ interests and promptly rescheduled the tour.
Within 24 hours of the tour postponement, the news arrived that Madonna was out of immediate danger, according to DailyMail.