Lady Gaga reveals to London crowd her career is in jeopardy because of fibromyalgia battle: ‘I didn’t know if I could pull this off’
Lady Gaga said that the pain she suffered from her recent battle with fibromyalgia made her fear her career was in jeopardy.
The 36-year-old musician, who performed at two concerts of her The Chromatica Ball tour at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London over the weekend, spoke about her health battle during one of the concerts, The Sun reported on Sunday.
The New York native was referring to a 2018 stretch when she had to cancel a string of UK concerts as she was dealing with the health condition, which is showing “widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.” ‘ included in the Mayo Clinic.
The Latest: Lady Gaga, 36, said the pain she was in from her recent battle with fibromyalgia had her worried her career was in jeopardy. She was pictured performing in London on Friday
The Born This Way singer told the crowd about her return to London: “A few years ago I was supposed to be here and I couldn’t come. We canceled Chromatica Ball because of a global pandemic.”
Lady Gaga continued, “But I have to apologize for something else as well. A few years ago I had to cancel a show here because I couldn’t go anymore. And I’m sorry. I’m sorry I missed those shows.
“But it was because of someone very special and a lot of people in my life that I have to thank.”
The poker face artist said she never knew when she left London at the time [she] could be on stage with you all in the future.
The musician, who performed at two concerts of her The Chromatica Ball tour at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London over the weekend, opened up about her health battle during one of the concerts
Gaga canceled 10 dates on her European tour – including cities like London, Manchester and Paris – in February 2018, citing “intense pain” at the time. She was pictured on Friday
“My sister walked into my hotel room and she looked me in the eye and said, ‘I can’t see my sister anymore,'” she said. ‘She can see her sister now.’
Gaga canceled 10 dates on her European tour – including cities like London, Manchester and Paris – in February 2018, citing “intense pain” at the time.
“I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it,” the singer said on Twitter at the time. “All I know is that if I don’t do that, I don’t stand by the words or the meaning of my music. My medical team supports the decision to recover at home.’
The 13-time Grammy winner also opened up about her state of mind while writing her album Chromatica at her recent concerts.
The fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium went out in full force to support the singer
The Grammy winner took to Instagram after the sold-out shows to celebrate
“When I was writing this record, I was sitting on my porch all damn day,” she said. ‘I swear to god. I sat on my porch from the moment I woke up and smoked probably three packs of cigarettes a day. Do not do that. My buddies used to come upstairs and say, “C’mon LG, we have to go downstairs” because I had a studio in my house – Frank Zappa’s old studio.”
Gaga said she “didn’t want to do a dance record” because she was “damn sad” at the time, but her friends encouraged her to keep going.
“So if you’re wondering why there’s friggin’ 60 foot flames on this stage, it’s because this stage is really a big representation of this friggin’ portal that I’ve sat on 365 days a year, sorry.” said Gaga. “And I was going to burn that damn porch down.”
Lady Gaga’s tour resumes in Toronto at the Rogers Center on Friday.