Madonna made a striking appearance at her sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, flaunting her muscles in a daring red négligée.
The bold outfit served a special purpose as the 65-year-old Queen of Pop celebrated her daughter Chifundo ‘Mercy’ James Kambewa Ciccone’s 18th birthday during the performance.
The Michigan-born singer had her daughter Mercy join her on piano for the 1992 track ‘Bad Girl,’ and her 18-year-old son David Banda Mwale Ciccone accompanied her on guitar for the 2003 song ‘Mother and Father.’
Madonna’s muscular physique left fans in awe, sparking discussions on social media. While some argued that she was too old for such attire, others praised her figure.
Despite the controversies surrounding Madonna, she remains in the spotlight not only for her music but also for her energetic and theatrical stage presence.
On January 19, two fans, Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden, filed a federal civil lawsuit against Madonna, accusing her of “false advertising.” The lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of New York, seeks unspecified damages for the singer’s alleged tardiness during her December 13 concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Madonna reportedly started the show at 10:45 pm due to “sound check issues,” causing confusion among concertgoers.
Madonna’s recent health challenges, including a serious bacterial infection that led to a medically induced coma in June, haven’t deterred her from pursuing her music career. The singer, with 44.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify, is currently on her Celebration Tour, grossing $77.4 million over 79 dates.
Collaborating with creative director Lewis James and musical director Stuart Price, Madonna has crafted a spectacular stage presentation for her 12th concert tour, celebrating her four-decade-long career. Instead of a traditional opening act, Madonna selected RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 champion Bob the Drag Queen.
Despite previous health setbacks, including knee and hip injuries that led to show cancellations during her Madame X Tour in 2019-2020, Madonna remains resilient. The ongoing pandemic presented further challenges, but Madonna underwent knee surgery in April 2020, followed by hip surgery in November 2020, along with regenerative treatment for “missing cartilage.”
Looking ahead, Madonna plans to direct her Universal Pictures biopic titled “Little Sparrow,” featuring Julia Garner. Collaborating with Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody and later Erin Wilson, Madonna’s biopic will delve into her illustrious career and personal journey.