Madonna Says She Feels ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Hospitalization

A month following Madonna’s ICU admission due to a bacterial infection, the pop icon is reflecting on the healing role played by her loved ones.

“Love from family and friends is the best Medicine,” Madonna expressed in a Sunday Instagram post, featuring a collection of pictures alongside two of her six kids.

Continuing her post, she articulated that as a mother, it’s quite natural to get “caught up in the needs of your children,” but when she was sick, “my children really showed up for me.”

“I saw a side to them I had never seen before. It made all the difference,” she further remarked.

Madonna is a mother to a daughter, Lourdes Leon, with Carlos Leon, and a son, Rocco Ritchie, with film director Guy Ritchie. She also has four adopted children – David Banda, Chifundo “Mercy” James, and twins Stella and Estere.

In the same post, Madonna expressed her gratitude towards her friend and longtime manager, Guy Oseary, who presented her with a Polaroid of Keith Haring “wearing a jacket with Michael Jackson’s face painted on it,” allegedly taken by Andy Warhol.

Upon receiving Oseary’s gift, Madonna admitted she was moved to tears because “I realized how lucky I am to be alive. And how fortunate I am to have known these people and so many others who are also gone.”

Oseary publicly disclosed in June that Madonna was in the ICU battling a “serious bacterial infection.” It was later reported that the “Vogue” performer was discharged from the hospital a few days later, recuperating at home.

Earlier in July, the Grammy-awarded artist announced the postponement of her international “Celebration” tour until October.

“Thank you to all my angels who protected me and let me Stay to finish doing my work,” she expressed in the conclusion of her Sunday post.