Lady Gaga has expressed her devastation at having to call off the rest of her World Tour due to ill-health.
The Poker Face hitmaker had been due to perform in Manchester and London before moving on to other cities in Europe but can no longer continue due to “severe pain.”
A statement released by her tour organisers Live Nation said: “Unfortunately, Lady Gaga is suffering from severe pain that has materially impacted her ability to perform live.
“As a result, Live Nation and Lady Gaga are announcing the cancellation of the final 10 dates of the European leg of her Joanne World Tour.
“Last night, with strong support from her medical team, Lady Gaga made the tough decision to immediately come off the road. She is extremely sorry and deeply saddened that she cannot perform for her European fans, who have waited so patiently.”
The statement added: “She is in the care of expert medical professionals who are working closely with her so she can continue to perform for her fans for years to come.”
Ticket holders have been advised to contact their point of purchase to see if they can get a refund.
Meanwhile, the 31-year-old award-winning singer took to Twitter to apologise to her disappointed fans and promised she would be back to perform for them live one day.
She wrote: “I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it. 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 cancelling 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. CXX Gaga.”
Last September Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, revealed she suffers from fibromyalgia, a long-term condition that causes chronic pain all over the body.
Symptoms include fatigue, muscle ache and headaches. There is currently no cure but suffers can have treatment and make lifestyle changes to ease their pain.
In a her Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, the singer revealed how the condition afflicts her daily life and how it has forced her to cancel tour dates in the past.
She said then: “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.”
Let’s hope she’s feeling better soon and back to doing what she does best.