Lady Gaga gives update on health following tour postponement

The singer was forced to postpone the European leg of her 'Joanne' world tour

Lady Gaga has given fans an update on her health following the postponement of part of her ‘Joanne‘ world tour.

The singer was forced to pull out of performing the European leg of the tour due to severe physical pain.

A statement from promoters Live Nation read: “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 (September 18).”

Writing on Twitter earlier today, Gaga told fans she was “getting stronger everyday for my #LittleMonsters”, as Elle reports. “Can’t wait to get back on stage & be w u at JoanneWorldTour #PawsUp [sic],” she added.

The star suffers from fibromyalgia, a disease that causes pain and can also cause fatigue, headaches and insomnia.

Live Nation’s statement said Gaga planned to “spend the next seven weeks proactively working with her doctors to heal from this and past traumas that still affect her daily life.”

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.

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In an Instagram post shared on the day the news broke about the cancellations, Gaga said: “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 European dates have been announced as yet, although the new shows are reported to be happening in 2018. The ‘Joanne’ world tour is expected to restart with the second North American leg in November.