Madonna, 61, arrives at Palladium for second night of Madame X tour

Madonna, 61, dons a quirky Clockwork Orange hoodie for the second night of her Madame X tour at the London Palladium… before making a weary-eyed exit

She made her return to the stage on Wednesday night, after cancelling ten shows during her Madame X Tour due to illness.

And Madonna appeared ready for her second night at the London Palladium as she arrived in her chauffeur-driven car, flanked by security on Thursday. 

The Queen of Pop, 61,  showed off her quirky sense of style in a Malcolm McDowell Clockwork Orange hoodie and layers of chunky gold chain necklaces, before emerging hours later in a black Versace jacket looking weary-eyed. 

She’s back! Madonna appeared ready for her second night at the London Palladium as she arrived in her chauffeur-driven car, flanked by security on Thursday

Attempting to keep a low-profile, Madonna donned a large black hat and red tinted sunglasses.

The Vogue hitmaker layered a long black padded coat atop of her baggy hoodie and finished off her casual ensemble with black leggings and patent shoes. 

Madonna appeared focused and clutched a smoothie as she made her way into the venue. 

Weary-eyed: The superstar, 61, looked exhausted as she left the Palladium later that evening after another stellar show

Icon: The Queen of Pop made her return to the stage on Wednesday night, after cancelling ten shows during her Madame X Tour due to illness

Quirky: Attempting to keep a low-profile, Madonna donned a large black hat and red tinted sunglasses

Madonna made her return to the stage on Wednesday night, keeping her date at the London Palladium after cancelling ten shows during her Madame X Tour. 

The pop diva wore knee supports as she performed the first gig of her 14-date UK leg of her world tour after cancelling Monday’s show and being ordered to rest by doctors over knee and hip injuries. 

Gushing social media reviews and five star write-ups from critics heralded the delayed gig, her first London date since 2015, as worth the wait. 

Casually-clad: The Vogue hitmaker layered a long black padded coat atop of her baggy hoodie and finished off her casual ensemble with black leggings and patent shoes

Madonna has swapped arenas for intimate theatre venues for her Madame X tour, and on Wednesday took to the stage at the 2,286-capacity Palladium. 

The highest-grossing female solo touring artist took concert-goers through five acts of her classic hits and new recordings from her 2019 Madame X album – her first release after living as a recluse in Lisbon for two years, as well as eight costume changes. 

The star was also joined on stage by her seven-year-old twin daughters Stella and Estere and Mercy, 14, as well as her new toyboy boyfriend – backing dancer Ahlamalik Williams, 25.  

Designer garb: The songstress wore her long Versace baroque coat to leave the venue

Stage queen: Madonna still sported her full face of stage make-up and fishnet costume

Ready for bed: Madonna closed her eyes as she sat in the back of taxi 

Superstar: The songstress was swarmed by fans as she left via the stage door 

Another stellar performance: The Hung Up hitmaker was assisted to her car by security 

The energetic show was not hindered by the knee and hip injuries that have forced her to cancel previous dates. 

Last month, Madonna described being ‘in tears from the pain of my injuries’. She added: ‘I consider myself a warrior. I never quit, I never give in, I never give up! However, this time I have to listen to my body and accept my pain is a warning.’ 

Referencing her ongoing injuries, the singer shared an Instagram photo of her skull-topped cane leaning against the sears of the London Palladium after Wednesday’s show. 

Putting on a show: Madonna was not hindered by the knee and hip injuries that have forced her to cancel previous dates

Overwhelmed: Madonna appeared pleased with how the second night went as she sat in the back of a taxi 

Trooper: Referencing her ongoing injuries, the singer shared an Instagram photo of her skull-topped cane leaning against the seats of the London Palladium after Wednesday’s show

The star wore knee supports for the comeback show, telling the audience that she was thrilled to have ‘made it’ on stage. She said: ‘I’m happy to have made it. How could I not do a show in London.’

Despite her high-energy performance, incorporating high kicks, the splits, and yoga poses, the ‘Vogue’ hitmaker also admitted things were ‘not good in the knee and the hips’ and asked for a chair to be brought on stage at one point. She quipped: ‘Normally, I kneel for about 20 minutes here. I’ve been told I’m very good at it.’  

Madonna reportedly replies on stretching, warm-ups, meditation and daily ice baths to ease the pain before gigs, refusing to compromise the choreography of her shows, something which both the critics and fans noticed in their gushing reviews.  

She’s back! Madonna made her return to the stage on Wednesday night, keeping her date at the London Palladium after cancelling ten shows during her Madame X Tour 

Back to her best: The pop diva performed the first gig of her 14-date UK leg of her Madame X tour after cancelling Monday’s show and being ordered to rest by doctors

On Saturday the singer told fans she was ‘deeply sorry’ but that she needed to ‘put her body and her health first’, cancelling Monday’s schedulled gig.

‘Under doctors guidance I have been told to rest for a few days,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘As you all know, I have injuries that have plagued me since the beginning of the tour but I must always listen to my body. 

‘Please know that it hurts me more than you can imagine to have to cancel any shows.’ She also cancelled dates in New York, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, Boston, and Lisbon. 

Madonna assured fans she was ready to perform before Wednesday’s concert as she shared a video of her daughter Estere drumming backstage with the all-female backing act Orquestra Batukadeiras, who are from Portugal, where the singer now lives.

She wrote alongside the video: ‘Hello London……… We Finally Made it #madamextheatre #thelondonpalladium’. 

Acclaimed: Daily Mail’s Julia Lawrence declared the intimate show a triumph, writing: ‘Painful hip and knee be damned, she dazzled, the absolute trouper she is’ 

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