Lady Gaga has postponed several dates of her Born This Way Ball tour after suffering an injury and being in “chronic pain”.
Lady Gaga, 26, posted a message to her Facebook page on Tuesday to break the news to her fans and apologized for having to pull out of the shows.
The singer wrote: “There’s an unfortunate announcement coming out right now, concerning myself and the Born This Way Ball. I’m so sorry. I barely know what to say. I’ve been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for some time now, over the past month it has worsened.
“I’ve been praying it would heal. I hid it from my staff, I didn’t want to disappoint my amazing fans. However after last night’s performance I could not walk and still can’t.”
Lady Gaga added: “To the fans in Chicago Detroit & Hamilton I hope you can forgive me, as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself. I’m devastated & sad. It will hopefully heal as soon as possible, I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and I’m sorry.”
On Lady Gaga’s website her injury was described as “synovitis [severe inflammation of joints]” and it was confirmed that she has been told to rest on doctors orders.
Tuesday and Wednesday night’s concerts in Chicago were postponed along with Saturday and Sunday’s shows in Detroit and Hamilton respectively.
The website states that additional concerts are set to go ahead as planned.
The next scheduled show is set to be on Tuesday, February 19, in Philadelphia.