The stage display has been deemed tasteless, as the community was left devastated by a mass shooting in July. However, a statement on Madonna’s website said that the singer had been advised by a medical team not to perform because she has contracted “severe laryngitis,” the Daily Mail reported.
“Under doctor’s orders, the Material Girl has been put on ‘complete vocal rest’ for the next 36 hours. All tickets for the October 20th show to be refunded at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased online will refunded directly. Madonna regrets any inconvenience to her fans,” the statement read.
On Thursday, in addition to the gun, Madonna was seen standing in front of a large screen on the stage, where images of a masked gunman and splattering blood could be seen by the audience.
She used the set for her performances in other cities for the song ‘Gang Bang,’ which includes the lyrics “shot my lover in the head.”