Madonna fans have defended the star from “ageist” trolls who incorrectly mocked her for using a support beam at a live show.

The singer kicked off the US leg of her ‘Celebration’ world tour last month, and a video was shared on TikTok of her dancing while holding a pole behind her.

In the comments of the video, some suggested that she was using it as a support beam to help her to stand.


“I’m glad to see that Madonna has a grab bar so she doesn’t fall,” one said of the video, while another added: “65-year-old Madonna has to use a bar to dance on stage to prop herself up as she performs a dance routine.”

Madonna fans have then since defended the singer from the trolls, with one saying: “Dumb a**es got jokes, but failed to mention the fact that she’s dancing on a MOVING PLATFORM,” and calling out the “ageist” comments.

Another said: “She is on a thin platform that is moving across the top of the audience! Of course there’s a bar! She’s also clipped onto it!”

Reviewing her tour’s opening show at The O2 in London, NME awarded it five stars and said: “The whole thing is a thrilling reminder that Madonna isn’t just a pop star, but also a cultural force who genuinely changed the world by chafing against what society expects from women in the public eye.

“That’s something worth celebrating in the dazzling, dynamic and at times slightly discombobulating way she presents it here. Really, you wouldn’t have her any other way.”


During her final night of European tour at the venue, Madonna invited Stella McCartney up on stage during ‘Vogue’.

You can view Madonna’s remaining North American tour dates below and purchase any remaining tickets here.

8 – Boston Garden
9 – Boston Garden
11 – Toronto Scotiabank Arena
12 – Toronto Scotiabank Arena
15 – Detroit Little Caesars Arena
18 – Montreal Bell Centre
20 – Montreal Bell Centre
22 – New York Madison Square Garden
23 – New York Madison Square Garden
25 – Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
J29 – New York Madison Square Garden

1 – Chicago The United Center
2 – Chicago The United Center
5 – Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena
8 – Cleveland Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
13 – Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
17 – Seattle Climate Pledge Arena
18 – Seattle Climate Pledge Arena
21 – Vancouver Rogers Arena
24 – Sacramento Golden 1 Center
27 – San Francisco Chase Center
28 – San Francisco Chase Center

MARCH 2024
1 – Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena
2 – Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena
4 – Los Angeles Kia Forum
5 – Los Angeles Kia Forum
7 – Los Angeles Kia Forum
9 – Los Angeles Kia Forum
11 – Los Angeles Kia Forum
13 – Palm Springs Acrisure Arena
16 – Phoenix Footprint Center
19 – Denver Ball Arena
24 – Dallas American Airlines Center
28 – Houston Toyota Centre
29 – Houston Toyota Centre

APRIL 2024
1 – Atlanta State Farm Arena
4 – Tampa Amalie Arena
6 – Miami Kaseya Center
7 – Miami Kaseya Center
14 – Austin Moody Center
15 – Austin  Moody Center
20 – Mexico City Palacio De Los Deportes
21 – Mexico City Palacio De Los Deportes
23 – Mexico City Palacio De Los Deportes
24 – Mexico City Palacio De Los Deportes
26 – Mexico City Palacio De Los Deportes