“I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles,” the pop star posted this morning. “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.”
Gaga promised to tell her story “in more depth” when she’s ready.
On Thursday, Gaga was hospitalized with what she called “severe pain,” causing her to cancel a scheduled appearance at “Rock in Rio.”
“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 at the time. “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 last week, “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.”
The leader of the Little Monsters concluded Monday’s social media statement with this: “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.”
All European dates are now listed on Gaga’s website as “Rescheduling,” though the U.S. ones — which start in November in Indianapolis — do not have that same addendum attached. See Gaga’s full Instagram post below.
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.