Madonna shocks fans with unrecognizable appearance as singer shares first pic of herself 3 weeks after hospitalization
MADONNA has shocked fans with her unrecognizable appearance in the first photos she’s shared of herself since she was hospitalized.
The hitmaker was rushed to an intensive care unit three weeks ago after she was found unresponsive due to a serious bacterial infection.
Madonna shocked fans with her unrecognizable appearance as she shared the first photos of herself since she was hospitalized three weeks agoCredit: Instagram
The singer was rushed to an intensive care unit after she was found unresponsive due to a bacterial infectionCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
On Tuesday, Madonna, 64, shared the questionable photos since being released from the hospital on her Instagram account.
Madonna captioned the post: “‘A single rose can be my garden. A single friend my world,'” before adding a simple, “Thank You.”
The snap showed Madonna with her eyes closed hugging a giant bouquet of pink roses.
The singer donned a white and pink shirt, wore little makeup, and had her blonde hair pulled back into a braid for the close-up snapshot.
In the comment section, one fan wrote: “I haven’t seen you look so well in a longtime.”
Another person commented: “I thought this was Ariana Grande…”
“Who made your face?” added a third.
Madonna also uploaded a pair of selfies holding a plushie to her Instagram Stories.
In the first photo, the performer held the stuffed toy close to her chest as she stared at the camera and showed off her dark red lipstick.
In the second, she took refuge behind the toy just peeking out enough over the top so that her eyes and wavy blonde hair could be seen.
Last week, a grateful Madonna broke her silence after a severe bacterial infection left her hospitalized in intensive care.
The iconic music star was set to kick start her highly anticipated Celebration Tour in mid-July before being forced to postpone it after her team discovered her unresponsive in her New York City home on June 24.
Two weeks after her health scare, Madonna, a seven-time Grammy winner, informed her millions of followers on Instagram that she is on the road to recovery.
“Thank you for your positive energy, Prayers and words of healing and encouragement,” she wrote at the time.
“I have felt your love. I’m on the road to recovery and incredibly grateful for all the blessings in my life.
“My first thought when I woke up in the hospital was my children.
“My second thought 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.
“My focus now is my health and getting stronger and I assure you, I’ll be back with you as soon as I can!”
Madonna announced that she will be rescheduling the North American leg of her Celebration Tour and instead will start the tour in October in Europe.
“I couldn’t be more grateful for your care and support. Love, M,” she closed out her statement.
The Material Girl singer did not announce new dates for the rescheduled North American shows.
Madonna spent several days in the intensive care unit after collapsing from a bacterial infection, her manager Guy Oseary revealed.
She had been battling a low-grade fever for a month before her body broke down on her, sources told TMZ.
Madonna “ignored her symptoms” and never got checked out by a doctor because she was focused on rehearsing for her upcoming tour, TMZ reported citing sources.
Her health scare injected fear into her family members, who “admitted they feared losing her.”
An unnamed relative told the Daily Mail that her infection was so grave that the family believed Madonna might not survive.
Madonna had reportedly been working around the clock, pulling 12-hour days for weeks in preparation for her upcoming tour.
Her relative said that the health scare brought the family together and served as a wake-up call for the singer.
The Hung Up hitmaker looked exhausted in Instagram photos taken just a few days before she was rushed to hospital.
An unsmiling Madonna looked somber and serious in many of the pics.
She captioned the photos: “The Calm Before The Storm……….”
The photos showed Madge getting ready for her upcoming tour – which, as mentioned, is now on hold.
Among the concerning pics shared by the pop megastar was one of her sprawled out lying on the floor.
Her eyes were closed and she placed one hand on her stomach.
In another photo, Madonna’s eyes looked glossy and heavy while getting her hair done.
And another had Madonna sitting somberly next to a piano, taking a break from rehearsals.
Madonna also uploaded a pair of selfies holding a purple plushie to her Instagram StoriesCredit: Instagram
Two weeks after her health scare, Madonna informed her millions of followers on Instagram that she is on the road to recoveryCredit: Instagram/madonna
Madonna spent several days in the intensive care unit after collapsing from a bacterial infection and had been nursing a low-grade fever for a month before the incidentCredit: Instagram/Madonna