Lady Gaga postpones show after falling ill while performing in the rain
Bad news for Little Monsters in Canada.
Six days after powering through heavy rainfall during her Aug. 29 Joanne World Tour set at Citi Field in Queens, New York, Gaga announced on Monday that she is postponing her planned Montréal tour stop after the inclement weather made her sick.
“To my beautiful fans. I couldn’t be more devastated that I am unable to perform tonight,” she tweeted, signing the note as Joanne, the performative persona inspired by her late aunt, who died of Lupus-related causes in 1974 at the age of 19. “I sing this entire show live, and pride myself in giving it all, but when I sang in the rain at Citi Field I got sick and have been pushing through. I am so sorry to anyone who had their heart set on seeing me tonight. I love you.”
Gaga, currently working on a new album while she tours, is next set to play two consecutive nights at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Sept. 6 and Sept. 7, with an intimate performance scheduled to take place after the world premiere screening of her new documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday.
“[You will see] a woman who’s an artist, creates all day, thinks all day, and also has the experiences [as] both an artist and a celebrity. Those two things collide for me, and you’ll see how they’re conflicted,” Gaga previously told EW of the film. “I am 100 percent at my lowest common denominator. Nobody [is] explaining what I am or putting a label on me as a female artist in this film. That’s what this documentary is about.”
The Joanne World Tour continues now through Dec. 18.