Madonna‘s sons Rocco Ritchie and David Banda and manager Guy Oseary were seen at her New York City home this week as the singer continues her recovery after being sent to the ICU with a serious bacterial infection.
Ritchie, 22, and Banda, 17, who Madonna shares with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, were seen leaving the Upper East Side home separately on Friday after remaining at the 64-year-old singer’s side amid her health crisis.
The brothers were first seen arriving at the home on Wednesday.
Oseary, 50, who has been the popstar’s manager since 2005, looked somber as he made his way into the home with a companion on Wednesday,
Oseary first broke the news that Madonna had postponed her Celebration Tour this week after falling ill with a bacterial infection on June 24. The pop icon was photographed walking in NYC just one day before she collapsed in exclusive DailyMail.com photos.
Although Oseary did not share the specifics of Madonna’s treatment, or the conditions of her hospitalization, he confirmed that she was taken to the ICU on Saturday and that she was diagnosed with a bacterial infection.
‘On Saturday, June 24, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which led to a several-day stay in the ICU,’ he wrote on Wednesday afternoon.
Son: Madonna’s son David Banda (pictured) was were seen at her New York City home on Friday as the singer continues her recovery after being sent to the ICU with a serious bacterial infection
Close bond: Rocco Ritchie, 22, was also seen leaving the home early on Friday morning (seen with his mother)
‘Her health is improving, however she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected.’
The longtime music manager then revealed that the singer is being forced to postpone the start of her tour, for which she has been rehearsing for months – and which was due to begin in a matter of weeks – writing: ‘At this time we will need to pause all commitments, which includes the tour.’
He did not reveal when Madonna might be well enough to commence the international tour, simply promising fans that he would ‘share more details as soon as we have them, including a new start date for the tour and for rescheduled shows’.
Madonna allegedly protested being sent to the hospital, where she was reportedly ‘intubated’ after being ‘found unresponsive’ over the weekend.
According to TMZ the star was ‘metaphorically “kicking and screaming”‘ out of fear her 35-city Celebration tour would be postponed.
She spent several days in the ICU and was discharged Thursday, but the outlet claims Madonna has been too sick to get out of bed and has been vomiting uncontrollably.
An earlier report shared she had been ‘battling a low-grade fever for a month’ before her shock hospitalization.
They allege that Madonna ‘mostly ignored her symptoms and never got checked out by a doctor because she was laser focused on her upcoming tour,’ which her longtime manager confirmed has been postponed amid her health issues.
Visit: Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary (right) was seen being escorted into her New York City home on Thursday
Madonna was reportedly ‘intubated’ with a serious bacterial infection after being ‘found unresponsive’ over the weekend
Banda, 17, left the home a few hours after his elder brother Rocco
Oseary, 50, who has been the singer’s manager since 2005, looked somber as he made his way into the home with a companion
The music manager was seen entering Madonna’s home as she continues her recovery
Oseary confirmed the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday, revealing that the star was still ‘under medical care’
‘We’re told her doctors believe the unreported fever was a sign of the infection, which worsened because it was left untreated,’ TMZ claims, adding that the singer’s medical team – as well as ‘those around her’ are concerned that she will ‘go against doctors’ orders and push to start her tour ASAP’.
Madonna has certainly been following a rigorous rehearsal schedule in the lead-up to her tour, with her former back-up dancer, Jose Xtravaganza, telling DailyMail.com that the mother-of-six has been rehearsing for six days a week for months in order to ensure that every element of the Celebration shows are perfect.
‘Rehearsals are six days a week from what I hear… the only day off is Sunday,’ Jose – who choreographed Madonna’s iconic Vogue music video – said.
‘I think it’s gonna be a great show, full of costume. There’s a lot of dancing going on. The dance troupe is large. When we went on tour, it was just seven of us. I think now there’s, there’s at least anywhere from 15 to 20 of them.
‘They are trained in different fields of dance different types of artistic expression to be to be shown in the show. I believe there’s gonna be like a lot of martial arts like boxing. She’s very into boxing and things like that. So I think she’s going to revisit a lot of those things that she’s shown in the past. It’s definitely not to be missed.’
In April, an insider revealed to DailyMail.com that Madonna had been ‘driving everyone up the wall with her perfectionism’ in the lead-up to the hotly-anticipated tour, saying: ‘It may be her last tour, so she wants to make it perfect. She is incredible shape and her body is sick.
‘This is her labor of love. Her perfectionism is driving everyone up the wall but she does not care. The crew is working their a** off because everyone wants to make her happy.
‘She has no issues whatsoever with firing someone at the drop of a hat.’
According to TMZ , the pop icon — who was photographed walking in NYC just one day before she collapsed — was ‘metaphorically “kicking and screaming”‘ out of fear her 35-city Celebration tour would be postponed
According to TMZ, Madonna (seen on June 20) was ‘battling a low-grade fever for a month’ before she was hospitalized on Saturday
Madonna then returned home on Thursday, with sources reporting that she is ‘feeling better’ – however it remains unclear when her 35-city tour will now kick off, having been slated to start on July 15 in Vancouver.
Although she seems to now be on the mend, a family member admitted to DailyMail.com on Wednesday that Madonna’s family had been ‘preparing for the worst’ amid her hospitalization and were unsure if she was going to pull through.
‘For the past couple of days, no one really knew which direction this was going to turn, and her family was preparing for the worst,’ the relative said.
‘That is why it was kept a secret since Saturday. Everyone believed that we may lose her and that has been the reality of the situation.’
Sources also revealed to DailyMail.com that Madonna’s management team held a crisis meeting on Zoom one day after she was hospitalized amid fears that she was not going to survive.
It was during this meeting that the group – many of whom had worked with Madonna for several decades – took the decision to postpone her highly-anticipated 40th anniversary tour and shortly afterwards the plans were put in motion.
One source said: ‘The simple fact is that nobody knew at this point how it was going to all end. Madonna was very ill and in these situations there are always fears for the worst.
‘Realizing that someone is in intensive care is scary so there was a lot of worry and upset, these people had been her close friends for some time. But they had to be fair on fans, and with the tour getting even closer they took the decision to postpone pretty much immediately, so plans were put in motion.
‘Even if she was to recover quickly, she would be very behind in her rehearsing schedule and nobody wanted to put her under any pressure.’
Madonna is mother to six children: Lourdes, 26; Rocco, 22; David, 17; Mercy, 17; and 10-year-old twins Stella and Estere.
The outlet claims that the singer’s doctors ‘believe the unreported fever was a sign of the infection, which worsened because it was left untreated’
She posts frequent tributes to her 92-year-old father, Silvio Ciccone, and is close to several of her siblings.
Madonna has three sisters – Paula, Melanie and Jennifer – and four brothers: Anthony, Martin, Christopher and Mario.
Anthony died in February from throat cancer and respiratory failure, aged 66.
The Ciccone siblings all keep a low profile, leaving the limelight to their megastar relation.