Madonna has reflected on her recent health scare after one month of being out of the hospital, sharing that she feels “lucky to be alive”.
On June 24, the pop icon’s manager Guy Oseary shared that Madonna had “developed a serious bacterial infection which lead to a several-day stay in the ICU”.
The statement continued: “Her health is improving, however, she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected.”
On July 10, the star then announced that all her North American dates were being postponed as her current focus was on her “health and getting stronger”.
“Thank you for your positive energy, prayers and words of healing and encouragement. I have felt your love. I’m on the road to recovery and incredibly grateful for all the blessings in my life,” she shared on Instagram.
Madonna has now thanked her family and friends in new Instagram post while reflecting on the health scare.
“Love from family and friends is the best Medicine,” she began her post, shared yesterday (July 30). “One month out of the hospital and I can reflect.
“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.”
Another image showed her holding a framed Polaroid of Keith Haring wearing a jacket with Michael Jackson‘s face painted on it, taken by Andy Warhol.
“A perfect triangle of brilliance,” she wrote. “Artists who touched so many lives including my own.”
“I sobbed when I opened this gift because I realized how lucky I am to be alive. And how fortunate I am to have known these people and so many others who are also gone.”
She finished her post: “Thank you to all my angels who protected me and let me stay to finish doing my work.”
In her post shared earlier this month, Madonna said her “first thought when I woke up in the hospital was my children”, and that her second was “that I did not want to disappoint anyone who bought tickets for my tour”.
“I also didn’t want to let down the people who worked tirelessly with me over the last few months to create my show. I hate to disappoint anyone,” she added.
The star’s current plan is to reschedule the North American leg of the tour and to begin in Europe this October.
Madonna’s relatives were reportedly “preparing for the worst” after she was admitted to intensive care.