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Madonna says God spoke to her during life-threatening hospitalisation

by Tola Mbakwe
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Madonna has opened up about a harrowing health experience, revealing she believes she conversed with God during what she described as a “near-death” hospital stay.The singer was battling a severe bacterial infection and spent several days in an intensive care unit last June.

Madonna described her ordeal during a performance in Los Angeles, California. 

She revealed that her first word upon emerging from an induced coma after four days was "no."

She interpreted this as a divine conversation, saying: "It was pretty scary - obviously I didn't know for four days because I was in an induced coma, but when I woke up, the first word I said was, 'No,'"

 Madonna recalled. "I'm pretty sure God was saying to me, 'You wanna come with us? You wanna come with me, you wanna go this way?' And I said, 'No. No!'"

The Material Girl hitmaker went on to express her gratitude to her doctor, who she revealed was in the audience during the show.

She also explained that the doctor had encouraged her to spend time in the sun as she recovered from her health scare.

"It was so hard for me to walk form my house to the backyard and sit in the sun," she remembered. "I know that sounds insane, but it was difficult."

"I didn't know when I could get up again and when I could be myself again," the 'Like a Prayer' singer continued.

"It was a strange thing to finally not feel like I was in control. That was my lesson to let go."

Madonna is currently in the middle of the North American leg of her world tour, which was delayed due to the health scare.

Additional reporting by Reuters

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