Madonna says she and many of her live show crew/performers had coronavirus while on tour earlier this year. She wrote about it in an in Instagram post on Wednesday, sharing a screenshot of an Interesting Engineering article noting that Madonna had donated $1.1 million to COVID-19 vaccine research. "Im Grateful that I can be a part of supporting Research to Find the cure for Covid -19!! 🙏🏼," she wrote.
She continued, "And just to clear things up for people who would rather believe sensationalist headlines than do their own research about the nature of this virus—I am not currently sick. When you test positive for anti-bodies it means you HAD the virus which I. clearly did as I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over 7 weeks ago along with many other artists in my show but at the 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 band wagon jumpers!! Knowledge is Power! #covid19."
You may remember back in March, Madonna posted a now-deleted Instagram video of her in a bathtub talking about COVID-19. "That's the thing about Covid-19. It doesn't care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell...It's the great equalizer and what's terrible about it is what's great about it... Like I used to say at the end of 'Human Nature' every night, we are all in the same boat. And if the ship goes down, we're all going down together."
In another video made after testing positive for antibodies, Madonna said she was "gonna roll down the window and I’m gonna breathe in the COVID-19 air."