As more information about Madonna’s latest health scare becomes out, some sources claim that the Queen of Pop was in significantly worse shape than was initially thought and that she had a “brush with death.”
The 64-year-old celebrity’s representative said last week that she was admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital in New York City after being found “unresponsive” on June 24.
When Madonna was discovered, according to an exclusive revelation by RadarOnline, she needed to be “brought back from the dead” with a Narcan injection.
The National Institutes of Health refers to naloxone, the generic name for the brand-name medication known as Narcan, as “a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose.”
According to RadarOnline, the medication is also used to treat septic shock, which is a potentially fatal illness “that happens when blood pressure drops to a dangerously low level.”
Narcan “is frequently kept in medical treatment kits of the rich and famous,” the entertainment news source claimed, adding that “[t]here is nothing at all to suggest Madonna] needed NARCAN for the ill effects of any drug use.”
According to a spokeswoman for the “Material Girl” singer, she was admitted to the hospital due to “a serious bacterial infection,” RadarOnline said.
“She had spent days hooked up to a ventilator while her family was told to ‘expect the worst.’”
Madonna was rehearsing for her upcoming Celebration world tour, which was scheduled to begin in Vancouver on July 15.
“Madonna had pushed herself so hard to get ready for her 84-date world tour that she had relied upon painkillers to survive, sources said,” according to the RadarOnline report.
“Many of us feel the constant remarks about her age have put pressure on her to compete, so we are relieved that she has been forced to take time out and put her health first,” the unnamed source told the celebrity gossip news outlet.
“People were really worried about her. Nobody would say it out loud but there were concerns about another Michael Jackson situation if she doesn’t slow down a bit.”
She was working extra, but she plainly burned out, and those around her have been quietly telling her that she is no longer 25 or even 45, according to another unidentified person who was characterized as a “insider,” who spoke to the Sun.
“She needed to pace herself. Pushing herself so hard was extremely risky.
“But if she can get herself back in shape, the tour will have a whole lot more buzz around it, and she’s already got loads of publicity — even if it’s the wrong kind.”
Guy Oseary, the star’s publicist, wrote on Instagram about the event, saying that “at this time we will need to pause all commitments, which includes the tour. We will share more details with you as soon as we have them, including a new start date for the tour and for rescheduled shows.”