Madonna made a bold statement at her sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, showcasing her muscles in a skimpy red négligée.
The daring outfit served a special purpose as the 65-year-old Queen of Pop celebrated her daughter Chifundo ‘Mercy’ James Kambewa Ciccone’s 18th birthday during the performance.
The Michigan-born singer had her daughter Mercy join her on piano for the 1992 track ‘Bad Girl‘, and her 18-year-old son David Banda Mwale Ciccone accompanied her on guitar for the 2003 song ‘Mother and Father‘.
Fans were left in shock at Madonna’s muscular physique, taking to social media to comment on her appearance. Many people wrote that she was too old to be dressing the way she was, while others applauded her figure.
Despite the controversies surrounding Madonna, she continues to make headlines not only for her music but also for her energetic and theatrical stage presence.
On Friday last week (January 19), two fans, Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden, filed a federal civil lawsuit against Madonna, accusing her of “false advertising.”
The lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of New York, seeks unspecified damages for the singer’s alleged tardiness during her December 13 concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, according to BBC. Madonna reportedly went on at 10:45 pm due to “sound check issues,” causing confusion among concertgoers who believed she was hours late.
Madonna’s recent health struggles, including a serious bacterial infection that led to a 48-hour medically induced coma and the star being revived by NARCAN injection in June, have not deterred her from continuing her music career. The singer, with 44.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify, is currently on her Celebration Tour, which has grossed $77.4 million over 79 dates.
Teaming up with creative director Lewis James and musical director Stuart Price, Madonna has curated a spectacular stage presentation for her 12th concert tour, honoring her four-decade-long career. Instead of a traditional band or singer, Madonna chose RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 champion Bob the Drag Queen as the opening act for her shows.
Despite Madonna’s previous health setbacks, including knee and hip injuries that led to the cancellation of 14 shows during her Madame X Tour in 2019-2020, as per USA Today, she remains resilient. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic posed further challenges, but Madonna underwent knee surgery in April 2020, followed by hip surgery in November 2020, along with regenerative treatment for “missing cartilage,” the Mirror detailed.
Looking ahead, Madonna has plans to direct her own Universal Pictures biopic titled Little Sparrow, featuring actress and three-time Emmy winner Julia Garner.
Collaborating on the script with Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody, Madonna eventually brought Independent Spirit Award-winning screenwriter Erin Wilson on board after Cody’s departure. The biopic is set to explore Madonna’s illustrious career and personal journey.
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