Lady Gaga postpones four shows, citing chronic joint pain

Lady Gaga apologizes to fans for her canceled shows.
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Lady Gaga has called off shows this week in Chicago, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Hamilton, Canada, because of chronic joint pain the singer said she has been concealing from her staff and fans.

“I’ve been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for sometime now, over the past month it has worsened,’ Gaga announced in a series of tweets sent out Tuesday. “I’ve been praying it would heal. I hid it from my staff, I didn’t want to disappoint my amazing fans. However after last night’s performance I could not walk and still can’t.


“To the fans in Chicago, Detroit & Hamilton, I hope you can forgive me, as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself. Im devasted & sad. It will hopefully heal as soon as possible, I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and Im sorry.”

She is said to have synovitis, or severe inflammation of joints, and she is postponing the three shows under doctor’s orders.

The postponed shows on her Born This Way Ball tour were scheduled in Chicago at the United Center on Wednesday and Thursday, the Palace of Auburn Hills near Detroit on Saturday, and in Hamilton, Canada, at Copps Coliseum on Sunday. Tickets for those performance are expected to be honored when dates are rescheduled.

[For the Record, 5:59 p.m. Feb. 12, 2013: The headline in an earlier version of this post said three of Lady Gaga’s shows had been postponed, instead of four.


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