Singer Lady Gaga announced on Saturday, February 3, that the last 10 shows of her Joanne World Tour are being canceled due to severe pain in her body. The last leg of the tour included Europe and South America. Lady Gaga’s team posted a statement explaining the same on Twitter.
Gaga is suffering from fibromyalgia, a medical condition that affects the muscles and bones of the body and causes widespread pain throughout, fatigue, and mental fogginess. She addressed the issue and discussed about the constant battle with the condition in her Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two. During an episode she had said, “I just think about other people that have maybe something like this that are struggling to figure out what it is, and they don’t have the money to have somebody help them. Like, I don’t know what I'd f***’ do if I didn’t have everybody here to help me. What the hell would I do? Do I look pathetic? I’m so embarrassed.” She has been battling with the condition for the past five years.
According to the statement, “the pain has materially impacted her ability to perform live.” Gaga has previously postponed her tour because of the illness. Lady Gaga kicked off her world tour in Vancouver last August. She was scheduled to visit many European cities before finishing on February 23 in Berlin.
The statement also mentioned that the refunds for the canceled Joanne Tour shows will be available beginning on February 6. According to Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga is also scheduled to begin a 74-show residency at the MGM’s Park Theater in Las Vegas at the end of this year.