Close Friend Believes Madonna Went to Hospital to Be Like Taylor Swift

Friends of Madonna are so worried about her health that they think she will end up like the late pop star Michael Jackson if she doesn’t slow down and take care of herself.

A close friend of the singer of “Like a Virgin” told The Sun that they were worried about the singer’s “extremely risky” workout plan because she is trying to keep up with younger stars like Taylor Swift.

The friend said that Madonna’s friends worry that there will be “another Michael Jackson situation” if she keeps pushing herself to the limit.

In June 2009, the “King of Pop” died as he was getting ready for his “This Is It” tour. He was trying too hard to give his fans the best show of their lives.

In a similar way, Madonna recently passed out and had to be taken to the hospital. She was diagnosed with a dangerous bacterial infection and put in the ICU there.

“The countdown was well and truly on. Madonna had all her chips on one number, which was this tour,” the person said, implying that Madonna’s workouts for the tour had something to do with her being hospitalized.

“She was working overtime, but she clearly burnt herself out, and people around her have been politely reminding her that she is not 45 anymore, let alone 25,” said an insider.

“She needed to pace herself. Pushing herself so hard was extremely risky,” they said, adding that Madonna put herself through hours of hard practices so she could compete with the young stars.

“Madonna was in good spirits before the incident, but some friends had encouraged her to take it easy and find time for rest because of the grueling schedule she had ahead of her,” the person said.

The star is now back home, and new reports say that she is stuck in bed and that her tour has been put on hold until she feels better.