“Severe pain” has forced Lady Gaga to cancel the final 10 dates of her Joanne World Tour.
The Grammy-winning musician used Twitter on Saturday morning to apologize to fans who had been hoping to watch her live at upcoming European gigs in London; Zurich; Stockholm; Paris; Berlin; Manchester, U.K.; Cologne, Germany; and Copenhagen, Denmark.
“I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it,” the 31-year-old wrote. “All I know is that if I don’t do this, I am not standing by the words or meaning of my music.”
“I promise I will be back in your city, but for now, I need to put myself and my well-being first,” she added.
Gaga lives with fibromyalgia, which The Mayo Clinic states is “characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.”
Gaga’s “severe pain” had “materially impacted her ability to perform live,” tour promoter Live Nation said via a statement on its website.
“She is extremely sorry and deeply saddened that she cannot perform for her European fans, who have waited so patiently,” it added. “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.”
Fans responded by wishing Gaga well: