Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Madonna issues apology to Australian fans

Despite assurances from Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, that the pop icon would play Australia as part of her MDNA World Tour, it was announced last month that the singer would skip the country for the second tour in a row.

The anticipated MDNA shows would have marked Madonna’s first Aussie dates in 20 years.

"Madonna's tour will end in South America in December as planned. That's all we can say," a spokesperson said at the time.

Now, Madonna has stepped up to offer a personal apology to her Australian fans by way of a recorded youtube message.

“I am really and truly sorry to have disappointed you,” began Madonna. “That’s something that I don’t feel very good about. I was going to write a letter to everybody but I thought it would be better if I just filmed myself and you could hear it from me personally.”

“I can promise you in my heart of hearts that it was my intention to come again but, like the last time, my children are my first priority,”
she continued. “I have two scales that I have to weigh in front of me: my job as a singer and an entertainer, and my job as a mother. Because my children are older, I can’t take them on the road with me everywhere; I have to spend more time away from them. At the end of the year, I really feel that I would be an irresponsible parent if I didn’t stop the tour and spend time with them.”

Madonna kicks off the North American leg of the MDNA tour on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

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