Sad news for Lady Gaga fans.
The Pop titan has had to cancel the remaining 10 shows of her ‘Joanne World Tour’ due to severe illness.
Issued moments ago, a joint statement from Live Nation and the singer’s publicist read:
Unfortunately, Lady Gaga is suffering from severe pain that has materially impacted her ability to perform live. As a result, Live Nation and Lady Gaga are announcing the cancellation of the final 10 dates of the European leg of her Joanne World Tour. Last night, with strong support from her medical team, Lady Gaga made the tough decision to immediately come off the road. She is extremely sorry and deeply saddened that she cannot perform for her European fans, who have waited so patiently.
She is in the care of expert medical professionals who are working closely with her so she can continue to perform for her fans for years to come.
Ticket Holders may obtain a refund beginning Tuesday, 6-February at point of purchase.
The singer herself added:
I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it. All I know is that if I don’t do this, I am not standing by the words or meaning of my music. My medical team is supporting the decision for me to recover at home. We’re canceling the last 10 shows of my Joanne World Tour. I love this show more than anything, and I love you, but this is beyond my control. London, Manchester, Zurich, Koln, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin. And Rio. I promise I will be back in your city, but for now, I need to put myself and my well-being first. I love you, forever. XX Gaga
The news comes months after Gaga was forced to cancel her headline slot at Rock In Rio and postpone these now axed dates due to a similar problem. She bravely seized that moment to reveal she has Fibromyalgia – a rare nerve ailment that causes pain all over the body. She also documented her struggles with the illness in her Netflix documentary ‘Five Foot Two.’
This is bound to be disappointing for many, but ultimately health comes first. We wish her a speedy recovery and one that won’t impact her live ability moving forward. Because she remains one of music’s most premiere performers.