Popular American singer Lady Gaga has cancelled her performance at the festival Rock In Rio which is scheduled to happen in Brazil citing severe pain for which she has been hospitalised. The 31-year-old singer took to social media on Thursday evening and informed her fans that she would not be able appear in the rock concert as she has to take care of her body right now. She wrote on both Twitter and Instagram: “It’s not simply hip pain or wear & tear from tour, I’m in severe pain. I’m in good hands [with] the very best doctors.” Another detailed statement posted by her account read: “Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform. As a result, she sadly must withdraw from this Friday’s Rock in Rio performance. Lady Gaga is under the care of expert medical professionals. She sends her love to all her fans in Rio and thank them for their support and understanding.”
The Bad Romance singer also shared a picture of her arm with drip on it on Instagram. “I was taken to the hospital, it is not simply hip pain or wear and tear from the road, I am in severe pain. But am in good hands w/ the very best doctors. Please don’t forget my love for you. Remember years ago when I tattooed Rio on my neck, the tattoo was written by children in the favelas. You hold a special place in my heart I love you,” read the caption of another post on her Instagram feed.
The singer’s health condition deteriorated as she is suffering from Fibromyalgia, a medical condition characterised by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure.
This is not for the first time that Lady Gaga has cancelled a rock concert in the recent past. The musician had also cancelled a show in Montreal in Canada, earlier this month after falling ill.