Bad news for European Little Monsters: “Severe pain” has forced Lady Gaga to cancel the final 10 dates of her Joanne World Tour.
Gaga’s team posted the joint statement on her Twitter account, explaining that, “Unfortunately, Lady Gaga is suffering from severe pain that has materially impacted her ability to perform live. Last night, with strong support from her medical team, Lady Gaga made the tough decision to immediately come off the road.”
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 3, 2018
“I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it,” Gaga wrote in her own statement. “All I know is that if I don’t do this, I am not standing by the words of meaning of my music. My medical team is supporting the decision for me to recover at home.”
“I love this show more than anything, and I love you, but this is beyond my control.”
“I promise I will be back in your city, but for now, I need to put myself and my well-being first,” she added.
She addressed living with the condition in her Netflix documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two.” in which she reveals that she’s been struggling with it for five years. “I just think about other people that have maybe something like this that are struggling to figure out what it is, and they don’t have the money to have somebody help them,” she says during one particularly painful episode. “Like, I don’t know what I’d fuckin’ do if I didn’t have everybody here to help me. What the hell would I do?. . .Do I look pathetic? I’m so embarrassed.”
It also caused her to pull out of a performance at the Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil in September.