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Madonna apologises to Australian fans
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Madonna has asked her Australian fans to forgive her after cancelling plans to visit Down Under with her MDNA tour, stating she needs to spend time with her family.

The Material Girl recorded her apology and released it on YouTube on Sunday, saying she felt bad about disappointing her fans.

"I know the last time I was on tour I missed Australia as well," she said.

Madonna said she has to give priority to her duties as a mother, as she's unable to take her children with her on tour all of the time.

"At the end of the year I feel I would be an irresponsible parent if I didn't stop my tour and spend time with them," she said.

Madonna experienced a huge backlash from fans after confirming in July that she would not be bringing her MDNA tour to Australia.

A West Australian radio station responded by banning her tracks from its playlist.

In her statement, the singer said she doesn't take any of her fans around the world for granted.

"Please forgive me and know that when I do come to Australia I will have made the wait worth your while and I will put on the greatest show on earth."

The West Australian

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