Lady Gaga had some disappointing news for her fans this week, the popular star announced on Saturday that she will not be able to perform the final 10 shows of her Joanne tour. The tour has been officially canceled, with Lady Gaga saying that she was in severe pain, and could not continue.
In a statement released on Saturday, Gaga posted the news on her Instagram account. The post on social-media told fans, “Last night, with strong support from her medical team, 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 note added that the Gaga’s pain had “materially impacted her ability to perform live”. As fans know, Lady Gaga has been battling Fibromyalgia, which has caused problems with her touring schedule in the past.
“All I know is that if I don’t do this, I am not standing by the words or meaning of my music,” Lady Gaga said in a statement. “I promise I will be back in your city, but for now, I need to put myself and my well-being first.”
Fans will be getting refunds for the cancelled Joanne Tour shows.
Lady Gaga recently wrapped her production on “A Star is Born,” a film that also features Sam Elliott, Bradley Cooper, Dave Chappelle, Bonnie Somerville, and Anthony Ramos. “A Star is Born” is being produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor; with Basil Iwanyk and Ravi Mehta serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Will Fetters & Bradley Cooper and Eric Roth, based on a story by William A. Wellman and Robert Carson.
The film will be Gaga’s first leading-role in a major-release. Four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) is helming the film, marking his directorial debut. Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a country music star who is on the brink of decline when he discovers a talented unknown named Ally (Germanotta). As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jack coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally’s career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory.
In addition to playing Ally, Germanotta, who earned her Oscar nod for the song “Til It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground,” has composed and will perform original songs in the film. The main cast also includes Andrew Dice Clay and Sam Elliott.