Madonna says it’s a miracle she’s alive after a health scare


This week, Madonna opened up about her health scare while on stage in Brooklyn, New York.Matthew Rettenmund /

Madonna joked that she “had to almost die” to get all six of her children “in one room”.

The “Material Girl” singer, 65, said she woke up in hospital with her “scared” children after the health crisis landed her in intensive care over the summer.

“The fact that I’m here right now is a fucking miracle,” she said during her concert at the Barclays Center on Saturday night as the crowd erupted in applause.

“There are people in this room tonight who were with me in the hospital,” she added.

“There’s a very important woman who dragged me to the hospital… I passed out on my bathroom floor and woke up in ICU,” she continued, thanking a mystery woman named Siobhan who “saved [her] life.”

Page Six has reached out to representatives for the singer for further comment.

The mother of six has thanked the woman who found her unresponsive in her bathroom in June. Matthew Rettenmund/

In June, Page Six was the first to report that the Queen of Pop was found unresponsive at her New York home after “hard rehearsals” and “putting in 12-hour days” in anticipation of her tour.

She has since revealed that her Kabbalah teacher, Eitan Yardeni, was by her side during her 48-hour induced coma and his voice was all she could hear.

“When I first regained consciousness, I saw my six amazing children sitting in the lobby,” Madonna explained.

She ended up in intensive care with a bacterial infection after “hard rehearsals” and “putting in 12-hour days” ahead of her tour. WireImage for Live Nation

“By the way, I had to almost die to get all my kids in one room – I know it’s a bit funny,” she added.

“But they were all pretty scared and I didn’t understand what was going on.”

Madonna – who is mum to Lourdes Leon, 26, Rocco Ricci, 23, David Banda, 18, Chifundo “Mercy” James, 17, and twins Stella and Estere, 11 – said she immediately thought of her own mother, who died of breast cancer at age 30.

The “Material Girl” singer said she woke up with all six of her children in the hospital lobby. Matthew Rettenmund/

“She was on her own,” the Vogue hitmaker said of her family matriarch.

“And I thought, ‘What if I leave my kids?'” It would destroy me to leave my kids at this point in their lives.

“I wasn’t thinking about myself. I thought about them and I thought about my mother and how scared she must have been to know that she was going to leave us all.”

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The singer theorized that “crazy fucking things happen to us” to “make us realize what other people are going through.”

“I don’t take any of this crap for granted,” she concluded.

“I don’t take any of this for granted,” she told fans. WireImage for Live Nation

Earlier in the week, Madonna brought her boyfriend of almost a year, Josh Popper, on stage after starting her concert in Brooklyn three hours late.

The 29-year-old boxer was all smiles as he sat next to his girlfriend for part of the ‘Celebration’ tour stop on Wednesday night.

At one point, the “Like a Virgin” singer even showed a little PDA by leaning in and kissing her boyfriend on the cheek.

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