The star cancelled her a Lisbon date of her Madame X Tour 45 minutes before it should have started. Ticket holders received an email at 7.45pm which read: “We regret to inform you that Madonna is unable to perform this evening.” She had been due on stage at 8.30pm. The star explained on Instagram that she decided to postpone the show for 2 days because she needed to listen to her own body and to have a rest. This case marked the eighth time Madonna has had to cancel a show on her Madame X Tour, which kicked off in New York in September five days after its original start date. Production issues meant that the first and second planned concerts were rescheduled, with the third cancelled entirely. Similar reasons were given for the cancellation of an LA date. A fourth New York date was nixed due to injury, with medical reasons also cited for the cancellation of all three planned Boston dates. While Madonna has not explained exactly what health issues she was struggling with, she ended the North American leg of her tour before the term because she could not resist pain.