Madonna Writes Letter to Fans from Self-Isolation Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Madonna has penned a letter to her fans as she wrote about bunkering down in Paris amid COVID-19. Even in isolation, the pop icon's creativity continues to shine through.
On Wednesday, legend Madonna took to Instagram to share a black and white clip of her using a typewriter to write a letter. Like most of the world, the singer is in self-quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 61-year-old wore a large sports jersey as she typed away. We also heard a voiceover of her reading the letter. Towards the end, her boyfriend walked up to her. The post is found below.
Madonna cancels end of tour
Like most of her fellow celebrities, the Madame X songstress has had to change plans as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The final two stops for her tour, which were meant to be done in France, were canceled.
This followed the new protocol that banned events that created groups of over 1,000 people. Madonna's March 10 and 11 Paris shows could no longer go through, and tickets were refunded.
Other artists who reportedly canceled or delayed concerts included Khalid, Mariah Carey, Green Day, Queen, Ciara, and BTS. Several other events and festivals were postponed.
A somber letter on COVID-19
In her gloomy Instagram video, Madonna acknowledged the COVID-19 effects on the world and her life, writing in the third person about what's happening.
"Madame X did not die in Paris," she began. She then went on: "Her journey continues on self-quarantined in honor and respect of COVID-19." The singer also spoke about her knee injury, which is causing her pain.
The power of storytelling
She remained positive, however, as she wrote about continuing to fight. Some humor touched her words when she noted how the brand of the typewriter she was using is Corona.
The "Like a Virgin" singer then praised how storytelling can be used to help us in this time. She signed the message: "Madame X. Quarantine Diaries" with hashtags, "#covid-19, #staysafe, [and] #becreative."
Towards the end of her letter, Madonna's much-younger boyfriend, 25-year-old Ahlamalik Williams, walked up behind the singer with a small smile on his face. Behind him were photos of the artist performing.
Exercising in quarantine
Elsewhere, the "Papa Don't Preach" singer is more active as she self-quarantines during the outbreak. On the very first day of isolation, she showed as her trainer Marilyn Ortiz did a workout with her.
In the one-minute clip, Madonna says a lot of hilarious things, including how she no longer does workouts now and just rubs on rollers. She does ride an exercise bike at some point, however.
Madonna offers up NY apartment
Last month, the superstar offered royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the chance to stay in her two-bedroom apartment in Central Park West, Manhattan.
At the time, Harry and Markle were just settling into Canada after announcing they would be stepping down as senior royal members of the British monarchy.
With everything that's going on, the young royals probably won't be entertaining Madonna's offer anytime soon. We hope they're staying safe and bunkering down like she is.
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