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Madonna gets back “Into the Groove,” celebrates 40th anniversary of debut

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Madonna is definitely feeling better.

Following her hospitalization in June for what was described as a “serious bacterial infection,” the Queen of Pop put her much-anticipated Celebration tour, which was to have started July 15, on hold. She then announced that she’d be rescheduling the North American leg of the tour and starting the tour in Europe in October.

But the pop icon seems to be well on her way to a total recovery: She’s now able to dance, and showed off some moves on Instagram on July 27. “To be able to move my body and dance just a little bit makes me feel like the Luckiest Star in the world!” she captioned the video, while her song “Lucky Star” played in the background.

“Thank you to all of my fans and friends! You must be my lucky stars too!” she continued. “And Happy 40th Birthday to my very. First Album.” 

Her self-titled debut, which features “Lucky Star” — as well as “Borderline,” “Burnin’ Up” and “Holiday” — was released July 27, 1983.

The Weeknd, who recently collaborated with Madonna on the song “Popular,” commented, “You dropped this” with a crown emoji. 

(A previous version of this story published on 7/27/2023 erroneously identified the date of Madonna’s hospitalization as early July. The correct time frame is late June. The text above has been updated to correct the error.)

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