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    “Nobody Told Me My Mother Was Dying”: Madonna Recalls The Trauma Of Her Mom’s Death When She Was 5 Years Old

    Madonna‘s Celebration tour may have ended leaving all her fans in awe of her talent, but what stood out and is still resonating with the singer is her tribute to her late mother. After a heartfelt tribute to her mother during the tour, the music icon has opened up more about her love as a daughter on the occasion of Mother’s Day.

    Madonna’s mother, Madonna Louise Ciccone, passed away from breast cancer when the music icon was just five years old. The star stood on stage for 81 shows during her tour, looking up at a large photo of her mother displayed behind her during performances of her song ‘Mother and Father’. The singer is opening up more about the performance and the memory of her mother.

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    Madonna Recalls Being Kept In The Dark After Her Mother’s Death


    Taking to Instagram, Madonna recalled the tribute she paid to her late mother during her recent performance at the Celebration Tour. She wrote a long and heartfelt caption alongside photos from her tour.

    I stood on stage for 81 shows staring up at the beautiful face of my mother and wondering what she must’ve been thinking as she waved goodbye to me from her hospital window,” the star said in the post with a shot of her on stage during a Celebration show, staring up at a large photo of her mother.

    Recalling the last moment she saw her mother, Madonna further wrote, “I stepped into the station wagon and shut the door not knowing it was the last time I’d see her.” She further asserted that at the age of five, the truth about her mother’s death was kept from her for a long time.

    Nobody told me my mother was dying – I just watched her disintegrate mysteriously and then she disappeared and there was no explanation except that she had gone to sleep which explains My Tumultuous relationship with sleep,” the singer said.

    Throughout the Celebration tour, Madonna’s performances of ‘Mother and Father‘ featured some imagery that honored the maternal figures important to her, including Malita, the biological mother of her adopted son, David Banda.

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    Further in her post,  Madonna shared her inner thoughts and hopes, including what she expects from herself as a maternal figure as well as what her mother may have expected from her.

    When I stepped out on the stage and looked up at my mothers face every night. I said hello I said goodbye. I said Thank you I hope you’re proud of me . I said Please protect me and keep me sane,” Madonna’s post continued.

    I would look up at. Davids Mother -Malita across the stage And have the same thoughts. Was I doing a good job ? Is she proud of her Son? Am I the mother she would want me to be??” she said, referring to her adopted son and his biological mother.

    Madonna toured with her children and also featured them in certain segments of the Celebration tour. The star asserted that touring with them brought her and her children closer together. The Celebration tour was a hit, and made history with record-breaking attendance at the final performance in Brazil.

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