Madonna does not seem like one to hold back in life, so why should she when preparing for a concert? The singer revealed the wild pre-concert ritual that keeps her vocals and dance moves in tip-top condition.
She appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Friday to talk about all the work that goes into her tours, and it's even more than we expected.
"It's like putting on a Broadway musical that is then going to tour the world," she said. "I have to plan every aspect of it—from the music to the visuals—and design the stage. But then I have to physically prepare myself for it, which requires a lot of different exercises and workouts, depending on what I do in the show. I get my stamina up."
Working out isn't the only physical preparation she has to do, though.
"I warm up. The warm-up usually lasts about 20 minutes. It's ridiculous because I do my sound check, which is exhausting and drives everyone crazy," she said. "Then I leave, and I get my oxygen treatment, and I usually have my cranial guide do something or my physical therapist adjust something, [like] tape my ankles. Something's always wrong."
While that does sound taxing, we'd expect nothing less from the icon. If you're hoping to see Madonna yourself, she told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest that she plans on touring again in 2018, so you're in luck.