Lady Gaga hospitalized, cancels Rock in Rio performance
Lady Gaga isn’t coming to Brazil anymore.
The pop star announced Thursday she has canceled her planned performance as part of the country’s Rock in Rio music festival, where she was set to take the stage Friday.
“Brazil, I’m devastated that I’m not well enough 2 come to Rock In Rio. I would do anything 4 u but I have to take care of my body right now,” she wrote. “I ask for your grace and understanding, and promise that I will come back and perform for you soon.”
She continued: “I was taken to the hospital its not simply hip pain or wear & tear from tour, I’m in severe pain. I’m in good hands w/ the very best doctors.”
Gaga additionally postponed a Sept. 4 performance in Montreal, Canada, claiming she could not perform after falling ill while performing in the rain on Aug. 29 at Citi Field in Queens, New York. On Tuesday, she confirmed that she had been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a condition which causes widespread, chronic pain — which Gaga has been open about struggling with in the past.
Last week, the 31-year-old made an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival world premiere of her new Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, which partly chronicles her battle with the ailment in detail, including footage of her crying during a bout with the disorder and undergoing extensive medical and physical therapy treatments.
The Rock in Rio set would have marked the Joanne World Tour‘s only South American stop. The tour is currently slated to resume on Sept. 21 in Barcelona, Spain, and last through Dec. 18 in Inglewood, California.