Madonna canceled what was to be the final show of her North American Madame X residency tour on Sunday, citing "indescribable" pain during Saturday night's performance.
In a post to her Instagram on Tuesday, the artist wrote that she'd "spent the last two days with doctors" undergoing various tests, and was told that she must take an extended rest period if she wants to continue the tour in Lisbon, Portugal on January 12. "I have never let an injury stop me from performing," she wrote. "But this time I have to accept that there is no shame in being human and having to press the pause button."
This is not the first date of the tour that has been cancelled because of injuries. One show at New York's BAM Howard Gilman Opera House was nixed due to a knee injury, and three dates of the tour's residency in Boston were "scotched due to doctor's orders... after Madonna said she was suffering from 'overwhelming' pain."
The nature of this most recent pain has yet to be specified by Madonna or her representatives.