Madonna said Thursday that she recovered from the coronavirus, which forced her to withdraw from a concert series in Paris in February and March.
“Queen of Pop” says she tested positive for antibodies, which may mean she has COVID-19 – although at the time she said she didn’t surrender realize she had it.
“I’m not currently sick,” she said to her 15 million Instagram followers.
“When you test positive for antibodies, it means you have the virus, which I clearly did because I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over seven weeks ago with many other artists in my show, “she said.
The 61-year-old star only played one night in Paris on February 22 before canceling the next show, citing “continuing injuries”.
She then canceled two other concerts in Paris – the last of her Madame X world tour – after French authorities banned large gatherings in an effort to curb the spread of the virus in early March.
“At the time, we all thought we had a bad flu,” wrote Madonna in her article.
“Thank goodness we are all healthy and healthy now. “
Paris’s dates on Madonna’s tour appear to have been cursed, with her opening night concert only starting after midnight, three and a half hours late.
Scientists are skeptical about the accuracy of many antibody tests that claim to show that someone has had the virus.
Some have warned that even those tests that meet the informal standards of the United States government can produce false positives.
The singer revealed that she had the virus after sharing an article about her donation of US $ 1.1 million to research to find a vaccine against the coronavirus.
Madonna was among 200 artists and scientists who signed an open letter on Wednesday calling for radical change around the world rather than “a return to normal” after the coronavirus blockages.
Along with Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett, Jane Fonda and Marion Cotillard and a pack of Nobel laureates, she advocated an end to rampant consumerism and a “radical transformation” of economies to help save the planet.
“The current ecological disaster is a meta-crisis,” says the open letter.
“Unlike a pandemic … a global ecological collapse will have immeasurable consequences,” he added.
Madonna has made a major donation to an EU-funded fund to find a vaccine against COVID-19, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen revealed last week.