Amid the pandemic, Madonna has taken to Instagram to confirm that she recently tested positive for the virus.
Keep scrolling to see what she had to say about her health…
She’s sold more than 64 million albums in the United States.
Her mother died of breast cancer at age thirty, when Madonna was just 5 years old.
She received a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan but dropped out 2 years in, to pursue a dance career in New York City.
She made ends meet by working as a waitress at Dunkin’ Donuts, and eventually became a backup dancer.
She created a band called Breakfast Club with a boyfriend, then left and created a new one called Emmy with another before deciding to pursue a solo career.
Released in 1982, it became a club hit and led to the creation of her first album, Madonna.
Lace tops, fishnet stockings, crucifix jewelry—they all became popular with Madonna’s help (plus her stylist, Maripol).
Like a Virgin was the first album by a female to sell more than five million copies in the United States.
Wearing a wedding dress and writhing on the floor, her iconic performance of “Like a Virgin” set the bar at MTV’s first ever VMAs.
She played the title role in the comedy-drama Desperately Seeking Susan and was also in A League of Their Own, Evita, and The Next Best Thing, among other movies.
They got married in 1985; she dedicated her third album, True Blue, to him.
The couple weren’t meant to be however, and got a divorce in 1989.
In the video for “Like a Prayer,” she made use of Catholic symbols like stigmata and burning crosses, and found religious groups up in arms.
Her music videos have included sadomasochism, nudity, and other provocative imagery—MTV even deemed the video for “Justify My Love” too explicit to air.
After the release of her coffee table book Sex, her album Erotica, and an erotic thriller called Body of Evidence, along with a strange appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, some critics and fans said she had gone too far.
At the ceremony, she had fellow Hall of Fame inductees, The Stooges perform 2 of her songs.
Madonna and Ritchie’s divorce settlement granted him a cool £50 to 60 million ($64.1 to 76.92 million).
She was also the most-played artist of the decade in the UK and grossed over $801 million on her tours during that decade.
In 2012, Madonna released another hit album, MDNA.
The MDNA Tour was the highest-grossing tour of the year and showcased controversial subjects like violence, human rights, nudity, and politics.
She gave an impactful speech about ageism and sexism at the ceremony. She was also a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.
Her estimated net worth is between $590 million and $800 million.
Music experts praise her airy voice, even though it’s not as powerful as some of her diva counterparts. Critic Tony Sclafani notes that she uses “subtext, irony, aggression and all sorts of vocal idiosyncrasies” to her advantage.
She said, “The anguish of losing my mom left me with a certain kind of loneliness and an incredible longing for something. If I hadn’t had that emptiness, I wouldn’t have been so driven.”
Among her influences, she lists her Italian-Catholic upbringing, baroque music, and Marilyn Monroe, among others.
The charity has built 10 primary schools educating more than 4,000 children.
Her wardrobe changed 85 times during the movie Evita.
And revealed that she had tested positive for the virus.
“I am not currently sick,” she wrote on Instagram.
“When you test positive for antibodies it means you had the virus, which I clearly did as I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over seven weeks ago, along with many other artists in my show but at the same time.”
“We all thought we had a very bad flu.
“Thank God we are all healthy and well now.
“Hope that clears things up for the bandwagon jumpers! Knowledge is power!”