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Madonna Cancels Lisbon Show Due to Overwhelming Pain

Madonna has canceled 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.

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Madonna live on stage during the 64th annual Eurovision Song Contest held at Tel Aviv Fairgrounds on May 17, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

“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 of her injury, but told one audience in San Francisco she was suffering from a “torn ligament” and “a bad knee” in November.

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Madonna onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Getty Images)

Madonna is currently scheduled to perform three more shows in Lisbon before making her way to perform a string of shows in London and Paris.


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