When Madonna had a health crisis this month, her kids stepped up to help, and Madonna said, “It made all the difference.”
The 64-year-old US singer experienced a “serious bacterial infection” in June, necessitating several days in critical care.
She later stated that she was “on the road to recovery” and resting at home after having to cancel a number of her world tour dates.
“Love from family and friends is the best medicine,” she wrote with an Instagram post that included images of her cuddling her son David and another with her daughter Lourdes.
“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. It made all the difference.”
The artist is the mother of six kids: twins Stella and Estere, 10, and daughters Lourdes, 26, Rocco, 22, David Banda, 17, and Mercy James, 17.
She continued by saying that her friends’ “love and support” had also helped her get through the trying time.
The seasoned performer additionally uploaded a photo of herself holding a Polaroid that Andy Warhol had apparently snapped of Keith Haring sporting a jacket that had Michael Jackson’s face painted on it.
She praised the trio of performers, describing them as a “perfect triangle of brilliance” that “touched so many lives, including mine.”
The singer thanked her manager Guy Oseary for the present, adding: “I sobbed when I opened this gift because I realised 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 continued: “And thank you to all my angels who protected me and let me stay to finish doing my work!”
Before contracting the bacteria, the singer was scheduled to launch Madonna: The Celebration Tour in Canada on July 15.
Before heading to Europe, her tour was scheduled to make stops in Detroit, Chicago, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.
She stated earlier this month that she intended to reschedule the North American portion of the tour and to start it in Europe in October.
The tour, which is billed as a “one-of-a-kind experience,” will also include a special appearance by Caldwell Tidicue, better known as Bob the Drag Queen.
It will be Madonna’s first tour since the termination of her Madame X performances in 2020, albeit several gigs had to be postponed because of knee and hip issues.