In Lisbon where Madame ❌ began her journey.......thank goodness for my beautiful Vintage cane and most of all thank you to Dino and Victoria and all the amazing Musicians who showed up. 🙏🏼 We went to Church! ON GOD!! #madame❌ #livingroomsessions #lisboa https://t.co/bd2hasKclN pic.twitter.com/SZoMsah0my— Madonna (@Madonna) January 21, 2020
Madonna has cancelled another show on her Madame X world tour, as she battles an ongoing, but unspecified, injury.
The star gave fans in Lisbon just 45 minutes' notice that her show on Sunday night was being called off.
'We regret to inform you that Madonna is unable to perform this evening,' an email informed ticketholders at 19:45. She had been due on stage at 20:30.
'Sorry I had to cancel tonight,' the star wrote on Instagram, 'but I must listen to my body and rest!'
It is the eighth time Madonna has had to cancel a show on her current world tour, which sees her playing smaller, intimate theatre venues.
She has not revealed the nature her injury, but told one audience in San Francisco she was suffering from a 'torn ligament' and 'a bad knee' in November.
Madonna began the current stage of her Madame X tour in Portugal's Coliseu Dis Recreios theatre on 12 January, and had seemed to be in good spirits, interacting with the crowd and drinking port on stage.
The star said it was her first drink 'in a month' and that it had 'got her through' the strenuous show.
She also joked about her '25 injuries' and told the audience 'don't pay attention to what goes on from the waist down', reported Lisbon-based music magazine Blitz.
The star also traded high heels for flat shoes during last Thursday's concert.
'They are very ugly but it was either wear these boots or cancel the show,' the star was quoted as saying by the Portuguese website Sapo.
Madonna said she hoped the tour would resume this week, writing on Instagram: 'See you on Tuesday, fingers crossed.'
From BBC News
The Portuguese press were full of Madonna stories today, ahead of the European premiere of the Madame X Tour in Lisbon tonight. Thanks to Dirk for the pictures!
Tracy Young has made herstory as the first woman nominated in the category of Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the Grammy Awards.
For Young - who has spent more than 25 years in the music industry, and who was recognized for her Pride radio remix of Madonna's "I Rise" - the nomination is "overwhelming."
"First of all just to be recognized, I feel like I won already," she told The Advocate in a recent interview. "If I do win, that would just be a bonus."
A win for Young would also be a major victory for women and LGBTQ people. For Young's entire career in the music industry, the lesbian DJ has worked in a field dominated by mostly straight men - particularly in music production and remixing.
This lack of representation reflects itself in her category. Since the Grammys first launched Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical in 1998 (that year, the trophy went to Frankie Knuckles, the "Godfather of House Music"), not a single woman has received a nod - a span of over 20 years.
"It's just hard for women to break through in this industry," Young said. "It's just very male-dominated and I think always been that way."
Young's commitment to her craft is one of the reasons she was able to have a breakthrough. She has worked to create remixes of hits by over 100 top artists, including Lady Gaga, Cher, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, and Madonna, with whom she has 14 collaborations. Over 50 of her tracks have reached the number 1 spot on the Billboard Club Chart Hits.
"Music for me is not an option. That's the only thing I know how to do. So it has to work for me," Young said.
To read the rest of the article visit: www.advocate.com/music
Nothing More Healing than a holiday with La Familia! 🎉🌈 pic.twitter.com/aEMdFeeHt7— Madonna (@Madonna) January 5, 2020
Bringing in the New Year as best I can with 2 injuries! And yes Im paying for it today....... but i dont regret it because if Ive learned one lesson in life its to have No regrets!!! Ever!!!
Life is a journey, a process, and we all make mistakes and we learn from them and move on!! 2019 kicked my ass and taught Madame ❌ some very expensive lessons but she would not trade them for anything for what we risk reveals what we value...........And I am so very blessed and grateful for all the beautiful experiences and souls I have encountered and created with and fallen in love with this past year! ♥️ Here’s to another decade of dreams and Evolution #newyear #newbeginnings #health #happiness #love
And yes Im paying for it today....... but i dont regret it because if Ive learned one lesson in life its to have No regrets!!! Ever!!! Life is a journey, a process, and we all make mistakes and we learn from them and move on!! 2019 kicked my ass and... https://t.co/AgGd6ZsIrC pic.twitter.com/ZZZbbYg8Eq— Madonna (@Madonna) January 1, 2020