Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel the remaining 10 dates of her Joanne World Tour on medical grounds.
The Applause singer had been due to perform at London’s O2 Arena on February 4 and 8 as well as in Manchester on February 6 before playing other shows around Europe.
However a statement from Live Nation has confirmed that her ability to perform has been impacted by ‘severe pain’ resulting in the shows being shelved.
‘Unfortunately Lady Gaga is suffering from severe pain that has materially impacted her ability to perform live,’ the company said in a statement.
‘As a result, Live Nation and Lady Gaga are announcing the cancellation of the final 10 dates of the European leg of her Joanne World Tour.
‘Last night, with strong support from her medical team, Lady 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.
‘She is in the care of expert medical professionals who are working closely with her so she can continue to perform for her fans for years to come.
‘Ticket holders may obtain a refund beginning Tuesday, 6-February at point of purchase.’
As well as the dates in London and Manchester the singer had been due to play shows in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and France before the end of the month.
This isn’t the first time Gaga has been forced to postpone shows for the sake of her health, after she cancelled the six-week part of the tour in Barcelona while suffering with ‘trauma and chronic pain’.
She said at the time: ‘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. (sic)’
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Lady Gaga for comment.
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