She is currently on her eleventh tour, Madame X, which was planned for 87-dates across the United States and Europe.
But Madonna was forced to cancel three upcoming shows in Boston, Massachusetts to due ‘overwhelming’ pain, she announced Wednesday.
The shows were set for Saturday through Monday and with the singer on a tight touring schedule, they were not able to be rescheduled.
‘Please forgive this unexpected turn of event,’ the 61-year-old wrote. ‘Doing my shows every night brings me so much joy and to cancel is a kind of punishment for me.’
She explained further: ‘The pain I’m in right now is overwhelming and I must rest and follow doctors orders so i can come back stronger and better and continue the Madame X journey with all of you.’
Following the last Boston show on December 2, she is expected to pick back up in Philadelphia on December 7 and perform through the middle of next year.
She did not elaborate on what was causing the pain, though she did cancel a show in Brooklyn, back in October, over knee pain.
In a separate statement Live Nation said ‘As we are unable to reschedule the Boston dates due to the tight scheduling through the balance of the year, refunds will be automatically issued to the credit card on which they were ordered.’
The Vogue singer just wrapped up a ten show run at Los Angeles’ Wiltern theater, on Monday.
Shows were star studded with Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Katy Perry and Lil Nas X all turning out, along with Diplo and Swae Lee.