Madonna Is Being Sued By Fans After She Showed Up Hours Late For Concert

By maks in News On 19th January 2024

At 65, she's touring the world with her "Madonna: The Celebration Tour," drawing crowds to various venues. 

But now, she's facing a lawsuit from two concertgoers who claim she caused inconvenience by showing up late to one of her shows.


According to the lawsuit, filed by Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden, Madonna didn't start her performance at Brooklyn's Barclays Center until 10.45pm on December 13, 2023. 

This was a significant delay, starting two hours and 15 minutes later than the planned 8.30pm. 

Follow On Google News

Due to the late start, the concert didn't wrap up until 1am. 

This left attendees with limited options for public transportation or ride-sharing, and potentially higher costs for private transport late at night, as pointed out by their lawyers Richard Klass and Marcus Corwin.

Credit: Getty Images

The lawsuit accuses Madonna of engaging in 'false advertising, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices' due to the late concert starts. 

Follow On Twitter

Since the concert was on a Wednesday evening, it also argues that many attendees had work or family responsibilities the next day. 

It claims that Madonna has a history of not starting her concerts on time, as reported by CBS.

Fellows and Hadden say they suffered 'actual harm' from the late start, including 'annoyance, harassment, time, frustration and anger.' 

The suit names Madonna Louise Ciccone, along with event promoters Live Nation and the Barclays Center as defendants.

Credit: Getty Images

In June 2023, news broke that Madonna had been hospitalized with a severe bacterial infection, leading to an intensive care stay. 

Her talent manager, Guy Oseary, released a statement: "On Saturday June 24, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which lead to a several day stay in the ICU."

"Her health is improving, however she is still under medical care."


"A full recovery is expected. At this time we will need to pause all commitments, which includes the tour."

"We will share more details with you soon as we have them, including a new start date for the tour and for rescheduled shows."


During this time, sources close to Madonna and her family told The Daily Mail that her family feared the worst. 

Fortunately, Madonna made a complete recovery and was able to start her tour as planned last year.