Lady Gaga forced to cancel 10 concerts due to serious pain
By: Nizar Ahmed
Sat, Feb. 3, 2018
CAIRO – 3 February 2018: Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel the last 10 concerts of her world tour in Europe and South America following a bout of serious pain caused by a chronic health disease, fibromyalgia.
The 31-year-old superstar first announced that she was suffering from the illness back in September as part of a documentary titled "Gaga: Five Foot Two", which was released on Netflix in the USA on September 22.
A statement on Gaga's official Twitter account had her apologize to her fans, which comes just days after her last performance in Birmingham. In her statement, Gaga wrote, "I am so devastated, I don't even know how to describe it. All I know is if I don't do this, I am not standing by the words or the meaning of my music. My medical team is supporting my decision to recover at home."
Among the cities Gaga was due to perform in are London, Manchester, Zurich, Koln, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin and Rio. At the end of her statement, Gaga promised to one day return to Rio after her condition improves.
"I need to put myself and my well-being first. I love you," she signed off to her many fans.
This is not the first time Gaga's condition has interfered with her plans. Last September, Gaga was forced to cancel a tour in Rio de Janeiro following a flare up of "severe physical pain," USA Today reported.
A statement posted by Live Nation, the promoter of Gaga's tour, echoed the sentiments of the singer's Twitter post.
Fibromyalgia is a poorly-understood chronic musculoskeletal disorder that causes muscle pain, alongside other symptoms such as poor memory and concentration, insomnia, constant fatigue and headaches. While there is no cure, treatments can help alleviate much of the symptoms.