Lady Gaga has postponed the European leg of her Joanne world tour until early 2018.
Posting to her Twitter account, Gaga released a statement explaining that she needs to put her health first to ensure she can "perform for you all for the next 60 years or more". The singer has revealed her battle with fibromyalgia in recent weeks, a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body, fatigue and muscle stiffness.
The six-week stint was due to stop in the UK for five nights, including two at London's O2 Arena, two in Birmingham, and a final night in Manchester. The dates have been postponed until January 2018.
"I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles," explained Gaga. "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."
To my fans, I love you so much. pic.twitter.com/g2BmmSx02v— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 18, 2017
Live Nation have also shared a statement of their own, which reads: "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 earlier today. Lady Gaga is devastated that she has to wait to perform for her European fans."
The sad news follows Lady Gaga - real name Stefani Germanotta - cancelling two live shows in the last few days, one at Rock in Rio Festival in Brazil, and another in Montreal, Quebec, Canada due to her ongoing health struggles.
Joanne, the album that the Bad Romance star is currently promoting, reached Number 3 on the Official Albums Chart last October, and spawned the Top 40 hits Perfect Illusion and Million Reasons.