European “Little Monsters” will have to wait until next year to see Lady Gaga. The singer announced that she is postponing the European leg of her tour until 2018 due too going health problems. The six-week section of the Joanne World Tour was set to kick off in Barcelona on Sept. 21 and end on Oct. 28 in Germany.
According to a release from Live Nation, “Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform. She remains under the care of expert medical professionals who recommended the postponement.”
The promoter went on to say that Gaga “plans to spend the next seven weeks proactively working with her doctors to heal from this and past traumas that still affect her daily life, and result in severe physical pain in her body.”
Lady Gaga released a statement to her fans on Monday via Instagram saying that she’s been honest about her “physical and mental health struggles” and has been “searching for years to get to the bottom of them.”
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.
No new dates for the 18-show-leg of the tour have been confirmed, but Live Nation said that the second leg of the North American part of the tour is scheduled to resume in November as planned.