Lady Gaga Hospitalized With ‘Severe Pain,’ Cancels ‘Rock in Rio’ Performance

“I have to take care of my body right now,” says “Born This Way” singer of festival cancellation

Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel her Rock in Rio performance, after being hospitalized with what the singer called “severe pain.”

Gaga, who was scheduled to perform at the festival Friday, informed fans of the cancellation via Twitter on Thursday.

“Brazil, I’m devastated that I’m not well enough 2 come to Rock In Rio. I would do anything 4 u but I have to take care of my body right now,” the “Poker Face” singer wrote. “I ask for your grace and understanding, and promise that I will come back and perform for you soon.”

A statement posted to her Twitter 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 thanks them for their support and understanding.”

Gaga, who recently divulged that she suffers from fibromyalgia, continued, “I was taken to the hospital it’s not simply hip pain or wear & tear from tour, I’m in severe pain. I’m in good hands w/ the very best doctors.”