Lady Gaga postpones European tour due to chronic pain condition
Following her cancellation of a concert in Rio due to “severe pain”, Lady Gaga has now also had to cancel a string of European dates.
In a statement from concert promoters Live Nation, the pop singer is said to be “devastated” over the decision, made under the advice of doctors. “Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform,” the statement reads. “She remains under the care of expert medical professionals who recommended the postponement earlier today.”
The concerts, including five UK dates in London, Birmingham and Manchester, will be rescheduled in “early 2018”.
Lady Gaga suffers from fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition; the statement says she is going to use the coming weeks “to heal from this and past traumas that still affect her daily life, and result in severe physical pain in her body”. Last week she wrote on her Instagram that her condition was “not simply hip pain or wear and tear from the road”.
Her battle to manage the condition forms part of a new documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, which launches globally on Netflix on 22 September.
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