Madonna had more than one reason to ‘celebrate’ on Saturday.
The 65-year-old superstar, who nearly died four months ago from a serious bacterial infection, marked her return to health and performance by wishing her eldest daughter a happy birthday.
The doting mother shared vintage black and white images of daughter Lourdes ‘Lola’ Leon, now 27, as a sweet tribute to her firstborn on Saturday.
‘What an auspicious day!’ the hitmaker wrote alongside the video.
‘Opening night of The Celebration Tour And my Brave’s birthday. And. beautiful daughter Lola,” the Grammy winner continued.
Celebrating: Madonna had two reasons to celebrate Saturday. The 65-year-old artist marked the start of her Celebration tour in London and wished her eldest daughter a happy 27th birthday (pictured in New York in May 2017)
She concluded the post by writing, “So many years later and nothing has changed!” she said. Thank you for choosing me as your mother! You saved me! Happy Birthday little star! I love you for all lifetimes!!”
In the video, Lola and brother Rocco, now 23, are heard saying they miss their mother, who was at work, and couldn’t wait for the tour to be over.
Lourdes’ father is dancer and actor Carlos Leon, 57.
The Tio Papi actor shared a throwback photo and a sweet message of his own.
‘Congratulations on my baby chicken! 27 years ago you came into my life! So proud of you! I love you to the moon, 3x and back!!’
As a singer and dancer, Lourdes has followed in her mother’s footsteps and released her single Spelling on Wednesday.
In a social media post announcing the song, Lola wrote: ‘This piece is very special. It is a tribute to my mother’s timeless work of art Frozen.’
“That part has come up countless times in my life and has connected the two of us. I would be nothing without the woman who brought me into the world. I honor her and hope this translates.”
Vintage: The doting mum shared vintage images of daughter Lourdes ‘Lola’ Leon, now 27, in a sweet tribute. ‘What an auspicious day!’ the hitmaker wrote alongside the video. ‘Opening night of The Celebration Tour And my Brave’s birthday. And. beautiful daughter Lola’
Loving dad: Lola’s dad, Carlos Leon, 57, posted his own tribute. ‘Congratulations on my baby chicken! 27 years ago you came into my life! So proud of you! I love you to the moon, 3x and back!!” He wrote
Singer: Lourdes has followed in her mother’s footsteps as a singer and dancer and released her single Spelling on Wednesday
Lola is not scheduled to join her mother on the Celebration tour, which kicked off at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, but some of her younger siblings will.
However, she was there on opening night and even got a special shoutout from her mother, who said all her children were there.
According to a press release from Madonna’s team, David Banda, 18, who often danced in Madonna’s shows, along with Mercy, 17, and twins Stella and Estere, 11, are expected to be included in the concert that will feature more than 40 songs.
The performer is expected to wear 17 different costumes, inspired by her different looks over the years.
Family business: Madonna’s children, David Banda, 18, who often danced in Madonna’s shows, along with Mercy, 17, and twins Stella and Estere, 11, are expected to be included in the concert that will feature more than 40 songs
Costumes: The Grammy winner is expected to wear 17 different costumes inspired by her different looks over the years
As she travels through her legendary career, which began in the clubs of New York, Madonna will split the stage into areas referred to as Uptown, Downtown, Midtown, East and West ‘grids’.
The crew consists of about 200 people, who, together with three mobile gymnasiums, help transport the stage elements.
The Vogue artist will have eight humidifiers in her dressing room and three physiotherapists during her shows.
The start of the tour was postponed due to Madonna’s illness, so the Ray of Light singer will first travel to venues across Europe before the North American leg begins in December.