Lady Gaga Postpones European Tour Because of Health Issues

September 18, 2017

USA Today

Lady Gaga's health struggles continue, and now the pop star has been forced to cancel a series of upcoming tour dates. 

Gaga and Live Nation issued a joint statement early Monday (September 18) the European dates for her Joanne World Tour. The 31-year-old pop super star has been very public about her struggles with fibromyalgia.

Last week she revealed on Twitter that she was experiencing pain because of her battle with the disease:

Her fibromyalgia caused such severe pain last week that she was even hospitalized. 

Mother Monster was scheduled to kick off the European leg of the tour in Barcelona on Thursday (September 21). That set of shows was originally scheduled to close on October 28 in Germany. All of the European dates have been postponed, but Gaga vowed to be back.

I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out. As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference. I use the word "suffer" not for pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I'm being dramatic, making this up, or playing the victim to get out of touring. If you knew me, you would know this couldn't be further from the truth. I'm a fighter. I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from living a normal life. They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans. I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much.

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The Joanne World Tour is slated to return to the United States with performances scheduled across the country between November 5 and December 18. Those dates, as of now, are still expected to go on as originally scheduled.

In the mean time, the "Poker Face" singer's documentary, which is titled Gaga: Five Foot Two, will premiere on Netflix this Friday (September 22).


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