The 31-year-old singer opens up about her ongoing health issues on Instagram
Lady Gaga has postponed the European leg of her world tour, due to ongoing health problems.
The 31-year-old singer took to Instagram his morning to post a statement from the tour’s promoter, which explained that she’s being treated for ‘severe physical pain’.
The message reads: ‘Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform. She remains under the care of expert medical professionals who recommended the postponement.
‘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.’
Gaga – real name Stefani Germanotta – first alluded to her health problems when she cancelled a gig in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last week.
At the time, she wrote on Instagram: ‘Brazil, I’m devastated that I’m not well enough to come to Rock In Rio. I would do anything 4 u but I have to take care of my body right now. I ask for your grace and understanding, and promise that I will come back and perform for you soon. 💔🤘I’m so sorry, and I love you so much. 🙏 [sic].’
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She returned to the site following today’s announcement, writing: ‘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.
‘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.’
Sending you all our love, lady.