Madonna cancels Paris shows

BANG! NEWS – Madonna has been forced to cancel two shows in Paris due to the coronavirus outbreak gripping the world.

The singer was due on stage in the French capital yesterday and today as part of her Madame X tour but the promoters have confirmed the show was axed after the French government banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people to stop the disease spread.

A statement reads, “Following official notification from the Office of the Police this morning prohibiting all events with an audience attendance of over 1000, Live Nation regrets to announce the final two Madame X performances previously re-scheduled to 10-March and 11-March are forced to be cancelled.

“Tickets are refundable at point of purchase. We regret the disappointment to fans.”

The coronavirus is gripping the world and Madonna isn’t the only celebrity to cancel an event because of the disease, with Ciara “disappointed” to have postponed a concert in her home town.

The Level Up hitmaker said in a statement, “With the continued spread of the coronavirus throughout the United States (US), as a pregnant woman, my doctors have advised me to limit travel and large group gatherings. I am disappointed I won’t be able to return this month to the place where I was born, Ft Hood Texas, and put on the amazing show we had planned. I urge everyone to be diligent in taking steps to stay healthy and safe.”