AceShowbiz - Lady GaGa is forced to put the European leg of her "Joanne" world tour on hold. She takes a timeout from the road to seek treatment for the severe physical pain she has been suffering for the past few years. She was supposed to start traveling Europe on September 21 until October 28, but the dates have since been pushed back to early 2018.
"She plans to spend the next seven weeks poractively working with her doctors to heal from this and past traumas that still affect her daily life, and result in severe physical pain in her body. She wants to give her fans the best version of the show she built for them when the tour resumes," a representative for LiveNation issues a statement.
The Mother Monster wrote an open letter to her fans on Instagram, "I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. 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. They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans."
She concluded, "I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much."
To my fans, I love you so much. pic.twitter.com/g2BmmSx02vâ xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 18, 2017
Lady GaGa recently opened up on her battle with fibromyalgia. In her Netflix documentary "Gaga: Five Foot Two", she was captured on camera bursting into tears as she endured the pain of her broken hip. She smoked pot to numb the pain.
Back in 2013, she was confined in a wheelchair and forced to cancel her tour dates to have surgery. She later revealed that she had "coin-shaped holes" in her legs and almost needed hip replacement.
Before postponing her European dates, she called off her concert in Brazil due to health issues. She was supposed to perform at Barra Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night, September 15.