MADONNA has cancelled two of her London gigs as she struggles to overcome her continuing hip and knee injuries.
The Queen of Pop, 61, said doing so many consecutive shows on her Madame X tour was putting too much of a strain on her body and doctors had insisted she take some time off.
She has dropped a gig on Tuesday and one a week later from her 14-night residency at the London Palladium.
Madonna wrote on Instagram: Doing three shows in a row is too much on my body and in fact my doctors insist I take a day off after every show.
But I believe I can manage if I do two shows then I rest. Fans will be refunded.
Gigs tonight and tomorrow will go ahead as planned.
The singer has been plagued by injuries on the tour, forcing her to cancel ten other dates.
This latest blow comes after she cut an entire act of her show on Thursday after starting almost an hour late.
She had been due on stage at 8.30pm but did not show up until 9.20pm.
It meant she skipped new tracks God Control and Dark Ballet as well as old favourites Human Nature and Express Yourself.
She cut short the set after being warned by Westminster City Council she faces hefty fines if she exceeds the venues strict 11pm curfew.
Fans have paid between 69 and 500 for tickets to her run of intimate dates at the 2,286-capacity venue.
VIP tickets are available for more than 1,000.
Some fans blasted her as disrespectful.
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