Lady Gaga has cancelled the last ten dates of her Joanne World Tour, including scheduled shows in the European cities London, Manchester, and Berlin.
Writing in a statement on Twitter, the pop-star explained she was suffering from “severe pain” that has left her unable to continue performing. She has previously spoken about having fibromyalgia, a long-term condition that causes pain across the body.
“I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it,” the 31-year-old wrote. “All I know is that if I don’t do this, I am not standing by the words or meaning of my music.”
Gaga then thanked the medical team supporting her “tough decision” to cancel the gigs, telling fans from the affected cities she would return.
The singer had already played Birmingham and was due to play the London O2 Arena this weekend. Refunds will be available from ticket sellers starting the 6 February.