Since hitting the road last year, the Queen of Pop’s tour has hit a series of bumps in the road, including technical issues causing her to postpone several performances, as well as having the curtain brought down on her when her show ran late.
Most notably, she’s had to cancel a total of 11 shows due to an undisclosed painful injury which has affected her knee and hip.
With two shows left to go, it’s now been confirmed that the final performances of the Madame X show will no longer go ahead, due to action taken by the French government to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
France has banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people, meaning the shows at the Le Grand Rex theatre – which has a capacity of 2800 – are no longer able to go ahead.
A statement shared on Madonna’s website read: “Following official notification from the Office of the Police this morning prohibiting all events with an audience attendance of over 1000, Live Nation regrets to announce the final two Madame X performances previously re-scheduled to 10-March and 11-March are forced to be cancelled.
“Tickets are refundable at point of purchase. We regret the disappointment to fans.”
Madonna has not commented on the final shows’ cancellation personally.
Other stars including Avril Lavigne and Swedish singer Tove Lo have also been forced to cancel shows in France due to the restriction.
Meanwhile, rock group Pearl Jam have announced they’re postponing their North American tour due to the outbreak.
In a series of posts on their official Twitter page, the band took aim at Donald Trump’s handling of the outbreak and said it was with “deep frustration and regret” that they were pushing back their forthcoming tour.
Miley Cyrus has also postponed live dates in Australia due to “the recommendations of local, state, federal and international government authorities”, while Mariah Carey pulled a show in Hawaii, citing travel concerns.
It was previously announced that Stormzy would be postponing the Asian leg of his world tour due to “health and travel concerns”.