Australian fans have been left out of Madonna's MDNA tour, but the pop star said in a video posted on her website that she had to put her kids first.
"I just want to say to all of my Australian fans that I am really and truly sorry to have disappointed you, and that's something that I don't feel very good about," Madonna said. "I know the last time I was on tour I missed Australia as well, and I can promise you in my heart of hearts that it was my intention to come again, but, like the last time, my children are my first priority."
Madge has to fill two roles, that of a singer/entertainer and that of a mom of four.
As her kids get older, particularly teen daughter Lourdes, "I can't take them on the road with me everywhere, I have to spend more time away from them, and at the end of the year I really feel that I would be an irresponsible parent if I didn't stop my tour and spend time with them," Madonna continued. "My daughter's going to be leaving home soon, she's almost 16 years old, and it was a really hard decision for me to make. I feel really bad, because I don't take your support and your love for me for granted, I never do. That goes for my fans anywhere in the world."
Billboard reported in July that Madonna was skipping over Australia once again, although back in February fans had begun to look forward to what would've been the pop star's first performance there in 20 years. Madonna since explained on her website that she "did everything" to try to avoid the scheduling disappointment.
"I know a lot of you are angry with me, upset with me, disappointed... I did everything I could, I thought long and hard about it, and I thought the best thing to do would be to end my seven months on the road at the end of the year ... so that I could spend time with my children," she said, closing with a promise to put on the "greatest show on earth" when she does make it Down Under.
Take all four kids and go to Australia! The country would love it and the kids would love it!
Kids? what the heck? I thought Kids were baby goats??? Pfft...I am out of here...i am going back to laying nekked in a parking lot while sipping some johnny walker from a sippy cup...peace out hillbillies!
Its time the old lady retired....she is so long in the tooth now.
this Madonna is always first
I thought Madonna always insisted on coming first!
...and second and third. o.k., now it's your turn.
no, with her it was three times then "I'm done. Go finish yourself off."
Girl cant finish ANYTHING. Did we get bored Madgie-Pie? NOW she is concerned about the kids. Oh was Sir Elton really right? Austrailia not controversial enough for Ms. Issues. You do know there are gays there too, Madge.
Seeing Madonna at Yankees Stadium on 9/6! Can't wait! Saw her Who's That Girl and Blonde Ambitions tours.
She was good then.
M looks old – she is not aging well. I was her fan once – a long time ago, now I cannot relate to her.
i like her
she'll be fine.
Yea hard decision...choosing between your fans and your children. Its so very hard!
Spend time with your kids while you can
The fans of Austraila have been spared of an overhyped,overpriced,self-important lip syncing has been.
so true :)
were the Australians crying?
she still has x on the brain all the time..good for her.
i dont think she was that bad.
I wonder what her kids are going to think when they find out about all the men she has slept with? Like Dennis Rodman. Jose Canseco. Charles Barkley and God knows who else? She needs to sit her old azz down and leave the world tours to younger, more comtemporary artists.
I think people can decide what concerts they choose to attend and as long as someone is filling stadiums they certainly should be performing if they chose to... whatever you think is entirely irrelevant.
what did she do to her face. ugh
you have to go before australia
MADONNA YOU ARE AMAZING. HOLD YOUR BABIES WHILE YOU CAN BEFORE YOU KNOW IT THEY ARE GROWN AND ON THEIR OWN:)
KUDOS to her for making her mind up and focusing on her family. As to the LAME people who post responses on here saying "what fans, etc".. DID YOU LOOK AT THE $ the tour has made?! SOLD OUT WORLDWIDE. Get over your jealousy over her..she is a legend and is here to stay. WE LOVE YOU MADONNA!!!!!
is great i was there 2 years ago... you should definately go ... its very far.
and always will be because i have the personality and the following so shut up.
if it were me ...when i start the tour agian the first stop i would take is australia to give the fans a chance to see me perform....jus saying
i can assure i will have the name by 5am tomorrow morning..nobody will know and i am not a beast. so bow your heads
Michael you are a great son and i agree that Maddonna is our hero.
We need to let her know she is our hero.
Madonna still has fans? The self importance that she exudes is just wretched. Nobody cares that much anymore Madge. Move on....
You cared enough to comment; or is your life so lousy that this is all you do?
First of all, what Australian fans? Second, does this selfish waste-of-oxygen even remember that she ACTUALLY has kids or is this just her excuse for the fact that she has FINALLY realized that people only go to the shows because they are hoping she drops dead in the middle of one of those crappy songs?
ha ha you said it best I love it
I am going to skip the concerts, say a prayer, in fact she has been n my prayer list of people I hope to drop off and somehow be gone for good
Like I would love it if I never see her name making the news, could she sort of vanish? that be great
my prayer is the platform gets pulled from underneath ger
She looks damned good and you are just jealous!
but i will have the name. in life we must be leaders not followers and not be weak to doing terrible things to others.
She had better hurry up...she's not getting any younger.
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