Madonna has revealed she is set to undergo “regenerative treatment” in a bid to relieve pain in her knee.
The iconic singer, 61, told fans that she is “missing cartilage”, after having to cancel a string of tour dates due to injury earlier this year.
Sharing a photo of herself wearing black lingerie and a net bodysuit, the star wrote on Instagram: “Finally going to get my regenerative treatment for my missing cartilage!!
“I would be jumping up and down if I could after 8 months of being in pain. Wish me luck!”
Regenerative medicine seeks to develop techniques to regrow or replace damaged cells, tissues or organs to restore their function.
The singer’s ill-fated Madame X tour was initially postponed due to “highly specialised production elements being delayed” before the singer eventually had to call off her final US performances for health reasons in December.
“I consider myself a warrior, I never quit, I never give in, I never give up!!” she wrote.
“However this time I have to listen to my body and accept that my pain is a warning. I want to say how deeply sorry I am to all my fans for having to cancel my last show.
“I spent the last two days with doctors. Scans, ultrasounds, X-rays. Poking and probing and more tears.
“They have made it very clear to me that if I am to continue my tour - I must rest for as long as possible so that I don’t inflict further and irreversible damage to my body.”
She later had to cancel a string of dates during her residency at the London Palladium at the start of the year, again telling fans that she had to prioritise her health.
Madonna then cut a series of Paris performances as a result of the “ongoing injuries,” telling supporters in an emotional Instagram post: “If only knees didn’t twist and cartilage didn’t tear and nothing hurt and tears never fell out of our eyes.
“But alas they do.”
The final dates on the Madame X tour were then eventually cancelled when mass gatherings were banned in France to curb the spread of coronavirus.