Madonna performs during an event.
Pop singer Madonna on Monday called off two concerts in Paris, the last dates in her Madame X world tour, after French authorities banned large gatherings to stem the coronavirus spread.
"It is with profound regret that we are announcing the cancellation of the last two Madame X shows," the venue for the March 10 and 11 shows, the Grand Rex Concert hall, announced on its website.
Paris was to be the last stage in Madonna's tour, which kicked off in New York last September and took her to Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Lisbon and London.
The 2,800-capacity Grand Rex cited the decision of the authorities to ban all gatherings of over 1,000 people for the cancellation.
Recently, Madonna arrived in the French capital on February 22 and was scheduled to perform at the Grand Rex until March 11.
The pop singer cancelled a Sunday night concert in Paris because of an injury, the concert hall where she was due to perform announced.
"We regret to inform you that tonight's Madame X concert at the Grand Rex is cancelled as a result of ongoing injuries," said a message at the venue's website.
A section of the media reported that Madonna had suffered torn ligaments in a knee and had struggled during Thursday's concert before bursting into tears.
The Grand Rex did not say whether the 61-year-old star would be able to perform her other shows booked there.
The tour started in New York in September, and after dates in the United States moved to Europe with dates in Lisbon and London. Paris is the last stop on the tour.
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