Lady Gaga isn’t coming to Europe, at least not as soon as expected. Live Nation, the singer’s tour organizer, has announced that Lady Gaga will have to cancel the ten remaining show’s on the European leg of Joanne World Tour. The reason for the decision is that the 31-year-old singer “is suffering from severe pain that has materially impacted her ability to perform live”. Gaga was supposed to perform the European dates for the tour in September and October of 2017, but had to postpone them for early 2018 due to a “severe physical pain”.
After the announcement, Gaga went on the Twitter profile and explained her decision, promising she “will be back” to the cities that missed out on her shows.
“I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it,” said Gaga in a statement. “All I know is that if I don’t do this, I am not standing by the words or meaning of my music. My medical team is supporting the decision for me to recover at home. We’re canceling the last 10 shows of my Joanne World Tour. I love this show more than anything, and I love you, but this is beyond my control. London, Manchester, Zurich, Koln, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin. And Rio. I promise I will be back in your city, but for now, I need to put myself and my well-being first. I love you, forever. XX Gaga.”
Joanne World Tour kicked off in August 2017 and immediately proved to be a big hit. The North American and European shows were sold out in advance with secondary dates being added in several cities. The tour was particularly praised for the visual effects and the singer’s connection with the audience.