Lady Gaga has been forced to postpone the European leg of her Joanne World Tour due to suffering from chronic pain.
The singer thanked her fans for their support and insisted that she’s not ‘playing the victim’ after cancelling her tour.
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Lady Gaga revealed she suffers from Fibromyalgia in her new Netflix documentary.
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In the one-off special, ‘Gaga:Five Foot Two’, the Bad Romance chart-topper opened up about living with the chronic pain condition that causes sufferers fatigue and extreme pain.
As well as causing pain all over the body, fibromyalgia can also cause difficulty sleeping, problems with memory and concentration, headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.
The star said she hoped by sharing her experience she would could raise awareness of the condition.
In her up and close and personal Netflix documentary — that starts streaming on Friday 22 September — Gaga can be seen being worked on by doctors during a show.
«It’s hard. But it’s liberating too,» she said about having fibromyalgia.
And she hinted she might take a break from the spotlight, adding: «I’m gonna take a rest. … I don’t know how long.»
She added: «I’m looking forward to reflecting for a moment, and healing.»
Earlier today, Lady Gaga said in a lengthy statement that she is sorry, but that she needs to be with her doctors.
Taking to Twitter, she shared an image of herself clutching a rosary bead, as well as a statement to her fans.
It read: «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 what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans.
«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.»
Gaga also shared a statement about her Joanna World Tour being rechesduled.
It said: «Live Nation confirmed today the European leg of Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour Concert has unfortunately been postponed until early 2018. The six-week European leg of the tour was scheduled to begin on September 21 in Barcelona, Spain and conclude on October 28 in Koln, Germany.
«Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform. She remains under the care of expert medial professionals who recommended that postponement earlier today. Lady Gaga is devastated that she has to wait to perform for her European fans.
«She plans to spend the next seven weeks proactively 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.
«Lady Gaga sends her love to all her fans across Europe and thanks them for their support and understanding. As the tour is currently working on rescheduling the European dates, fans should hold onto their existing tickets pending the announcement of additional information once it is availalable.
«The second North American leg of the tour is scheduled to continue as planned. Live Nation and Lady Gaga apologize sincerely for the inconveniece.»
It comes after Gaga sparked concern amongst fans after cancelling a performance and sharing a worrying selfie from her hospital bed
The 31-year-old singer announced she had to pull out of Rock In Rio festival as it was important she ‘take care of her body right now.’
She apologised to her ‘Little Monsters’ and said she hoped they’d understand.
She added: «Remember years ago when I tattooed Rio on my neck, the tattoo was written by children in the favelas. You hold a special place in my heart I love you.»
The singer was instantly flooded with well wishes from her concerned fans.