Lady Gaga Cancels Tour Dates Due to 'Severe' Pain
European leg of her tour is postponed until next year
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2017 10:55 AM CDT
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In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, Lady Gaga performs during the Super Bowl halftime show in Houston.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

(Newser) – More bad news for Lady Gaga, and her fans: After pulling out of the Rock in Rio music festival due to a hospitalization, Gaga has now announced she's delaying the European leg of her Joanne World Tour. The six-week leg, planned for Sept. 21 to Oct. 28, will be delayed until next year, Billboard reports. "Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform," tour promoter Live Nation says in a statement. "She remains under the care of expert medical professionals who recommended the postponement." The statement says Gaga will instead spend the next seven weeks attempting to heal; the tour is scheduled to resume in November in North America as planned. Gaga has spoken in the past, including last week, about her struggles with constant pain from fibromyalgia.

"I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them," Gaga writes on Instagram. "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."

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