Lady Gaga, citing pain, cancels 10 European shows on ‘Joanne’ tour

FILE PHOTO: Lady Gaga arrives at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York
FILE PHOTO: Lady Gaga arrives at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York, NY, U.S., January 28, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

February 3, 2018

By Alex Dobuzinskis

(Reuters) – Severe pain has forced Lady Gaga to cancel 10 shows on the European leg of her “Joanne” concert tour, the singer and her team said on Saturday, several months after she had postponed those performances in Europe due to her ailment.

Lady Gaga, whose hit songs include “Bad Romance” and “Born This Way,” has previously said she suffers from fibromyalgia, a musculoskeletal pain disorder often accompanied by fatigue and cognitive difficulties.

A statement posted on Lady Gaga’s Twitter and Instagram pages did not mention fibromyalgia but said the 31-year-old singer decided to cancel the shows after consulting with her medical team.

“Unfortunately, Lady Gaga is suffering from severe pain that has materially impacted her ability to perform live,” the statement said.

In an accompanying statement on social media, Lady Gaga said she was devastated to cancel the shows, which included stops in London, Zurich, Stockholm, Paris and Berlin.

“I promise I will be back in your city, but for now, I need to put myself and my well-being first,” she said.

Lady Gaga became famous in 2008 as a pop artist, with the hook-laden songs “Just Dance” and “Pokerface.” She quickly gained a reputation for provocative fashion choices, such as the dress made of raw beef that she wore at a 2010 awards show.

The “Joanne” tour, named after the singer’s rock-style album released in 2016, was promoted by Live Nation Entertainment Inc. She began the tour on Aug. 1 in Vancouver, Canada, the first of more than 40 shows across North America.

In September, Lady Gaga said that due to severe pain, she had to postpone the tour’s European leg, which had originally been scheduled to start on Sept. 21 in Barcelona, Spain.

At the time, she posted photos online of herself in a hospital with a drip in her arm.

Those European shows were rescheduled to early this year.

On Jan. 14, Lady Gaga performed in Barcelona and went on to Italy, the Netherlands and Germany. Her most recent concert was on Thursday evening in Birmingham, England.

Lady Gaga ranked 14th on music industry trade publication Pollstar’s list of top-grossing concert tours of 2017, with sales of nearly $86 million from her shows in North America.

The singer was hospitalized in 2013 for a hip injury, and a documentary, “Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two,” revealed her struggles with chronic pain.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

21 Comments on "Lady Gaga, citing pain, cancels 10 European shows on ‘Joanne’ tour"

  1. tully bascomb | February 4, 2018 at 12:57 am |

    With the spot light brought on to Marina Abramovic and Spirit Cooking Dinners she must be running low on pre-pubescent child’s blood.

  2. So close but so far | February 3, 2018 at 7:52 pm |

    Pain she’s just afraid of an attack from the migrants. Radical Islamic Terrorism its rampant in Europe and she knows it. Pain🤥

  3. Libtardsarestupid | February 3, 2018 at 5:51 pm |

    Must have sprained her face

  4. Justume Samson | February 3, 2018 at 4:09 pm |

    She can’t travel? Dum-dee-dum-dum!
    Do a search on Gaga and Marina Abramovic (famous for spirit cooking, a friend of John & Tony Podesta). Surprise, surprise, surprise!

    Wonder why Gaga got winged?
    Pedophilia – human sacrifice – human trafficking. Betcha.

  5. Lady Gag-Me.

  6. So Lady Caca has fibromyalgia, a musculoskeletal pain disorder often accompanied by fatigue and cognitive difficulties.

    COGNITIVE DIFFICULTIES…..that’s putting it mildly. The B**ch NUTS!

  7. Lady Caca should cancel the next 10 decades of performing.

  8. Arnold Maize | February 3, 2018 at 10:24 am |

    You would think she can afford a full body scan. If they find nothing wrong there, move on. She may have picked up some parasites would be my second guess. I hope she’s not trying to heal using some crack pot faith healer.

  9. Christopher Binkowski | February 3, 2018 at 10:08 am |

    “So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who
    commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her
    ways.” Revelation 2:22

  10. Tony Anthony | February 3, 2018 at 7:41 am |

    I can except her political views, this is America everybody is entitled to them, at least she doesn’t go crazy with her views like a lot of other entertainers we All know of, Wishing her the best, she has good music, and she did a great job last year with the Super Bowl.

  11. whoselineisitanyway | February 3, 2018 at 7:39 am |

    Cannot stand Lady Gaga.
    May she never sing again

    • Christopher Binkowski | February 3, 2018 at 10:09 am |

      Anyone can be saved by the Lord Jesus. Suffering can help us come to terms with the Truth.

  12. All American | February 3, 2018 at 7:35 am |

    Eventhough I do not support her due to political beliefs I will say a 🙏🏻for her healing. She is a beautiful and talented woman with messed up causes…

  13. Good .. hope the evil demon overdoses on prescription pain killers.

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