Madonna has thanked her loved ones who “really showed up” for her after she was hospitalised with a serious bacterial infection in June.

The star previously said she was “on the road to recovery” after spending several days in intensive care (ICU).

Now, in a heartfelt statement posted to Instagram on 30 July, Madonna explained that the love of her children and friends is what helped her get through the health scare.

“Love from family and friends is the best medicine. One month out of the hospital and I can reflect,” the Queen of Pop wrote.

“As a mother you can really get caught up in the needs of your children and the seemingly endless giving. But when the chips were down my children really showed up for me. I saw a side to them I had never seen before.”

Alongside her message, the ‘Like a Virgin’ singer shared images of her hugging her son David and another of her posing alongside her daughter Lourdes.


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There was also a picture showing Madonna holding a Polaroid which she said was taken by Andy Warhol of Keith Haring wearing a jacket with Michael Jackson’s face painted on it.

Describing the artists as “a perfect triangle of brilliance”, she thanked her manager Guy Oseary for the gift.

“I sobbed when I opened this gift because I realised how lucky I am to be alive,” she continued.

“And how fortunate I am to have known these people and so many others who are also gone.”

Madonna recently had to reschedule the first leg of her upcoming tour

Madonna previously confirmed that the “current plan” is to reschedule the North American leg of her ‘Celebration’ tour, which was due to begin on 15 July in Canada.

It will instead kick off in London on 14 October at the O2 Arena.

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“I couldn’t be more grateful for your care and support,” the star told fans on 10 July.

Her upcoming tour will honour her legendary discography and will see RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bob the Drag Queen appear as a special guest.