Wheelchair-bound Madonna fan reacts to singer scolding her for sitting at concert

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No hard feelings!

A Madonna fan who is bound to a wheelchair said she bears no grudges against the Queen of Pop for accidentally demanding she stand up during a recent concert.

“Some people are in wheelchairs and can stand — she had no idea I was paralyzed,” Vanessa Gorman, who is a paraplegic due to a 1999 car accident, told TMZ Friday.

She added that she doesn’t think Madonna was intentionally being cruel during the exchange.

Vanessa Gorman reacted to Madonna asking her to stand up at a recent show. TMZ.com

Madonna called out Gorman during her show in LA earlier this month. popbrains, /X

The singer quickly apologized after realizing Gorman was in a wheelchair. popbrains, /X

Earlier this month, the “Holiday” songstress berated Gorman for sitting down during her concert in LA.

“What are you doing sitting down over there? What are you getting sitting down?” she asked per a video posted on TikTok before walking to the edge of the stage to get a closer look at the fan.

Madonna, 65, then realized her error, and immediately apologized.

“Politically incorrect. Sorry about that,” Madonna said in front of the live crowd. WireImage for Live Nation

Gorman said she is not offended by Madonna’s scolding. WireImage for Live Nation

“Oh, OK. Politically incorrect. Sorry about that,” she said at the time. “I’m glad you are here.”

The clip — which has been viewed more than 2 million time — sparked outrage online.

“That is a sad apology! What the heck. Refund them their ticket!!” one social media user demanded.

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The “Vogue” singer’s tour was postponed due to her hospitalization last year. WireImage for Live Nation

Madonna was previously hospitalized with a “serious bacterial infection.” WireImage for Live Nation

“She did not apologize enough,” another chimed in.

“Maam, there are 100 reasons why someone might sit- and all of them are valid,” another wrote.

The careless gaffe isn’t the only embarrassing moment from the Madonna’s “Celebration” tour.

Madonna has been on the road with her “Celebration” tour for months. Getty Images

The tour celebrates the pop icon’s long career. Getty Images

During a stop in Seattle, the mom of six took a tumble during a performance of her 1986 hit “Open Your Heart” after one of her dancers seemingly tripped while sliding her across the stage.

However, the “Like a Virgin” singer handled the situation like a pro at the time.

She quickly rolled over on her stomach, continuing to sing, and laughed off the mishap.

Madonna experienced another embarrassing moment when she fell while singing in Seattle. @DougLanci/LIFESTYLOGY/TMX/MEGA

She quickly got to her feet and laughed off the incident. @DougLanci/LIFESTYLOGY/TMX/MEGA

Madonna’s tour was postponed last year when she underwent a health crisis that landed her in intensive care while rehearsing.

Page Six exclusively reported that in August 2023 that she had been rushed to a New York City hospital and intubated for at least one night after being found unresponsive due to a “serious bacterial infection.”

Madonna then said during a Brooklyn concert in December 2023, “The fact that I’m here right now is the f—king miracle.”