The protesters marching for Black Lives Matter in London were in for a surprise on Saturday as they were joined by Madonna, who turned up to support. Pictures and videos were shared on social media showing Madonna turning up to join the rally despite still being on crutches after heading to hospital for her knee injury a week earlier. The 61-year-old music legend didn’t let her knee issues stop her joining in, and she was spotted chanting ‘no justice, no peace’ in the middle of the crowds. Madonna was seen speaking to other protesters as people casually freaked out at recognising the global megastar in their midst.
Protests have been taking place in cities around the world following the death of George Floyd in the USA, after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while arresting him. Fans took to social media to praise Madonna for heading out to support the protests, writing: ‘Madonna is out here protesting ON CRUTCHES in London, UK. Your faves could never EVER!’
Others added: ‘Good for @Madonna! #BlackLivesMatter’ and ‘This has made my day @Madonna fighting for all rights since forever’. Madonna had been seen leaving hospital in London last week after suffering a knee injury while on tour. The injury led to her cancelling multiple dates, and it appears she is still suffering with the injury as she has had to use crutches while in the UK.
But she’s not going to let a dodgy knee keep her from fighting for change – and that’s exactly why the fans were excited to see her in the crowd. As well as her daughter Lourdes and son Rocco, Madonna is also the mother of four adopted children, David, Mercy, Stella and Esther, from Malawi.