Lady Gaga Pulls Out Of Rock In Rio Concert Festival, Hospitalized With “Severe Pain”

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Lady Gaga Rock In Rio

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Lady Gaga pulled out of the 2017 Rock In Rio festival on Thursday, one day before her headlining performance. The pop star was expected to take the stage for Friday’s concert, but she announced on Twitter that she is too ill to perform. Maroon 5 will replace her.

Gaga tweeted on Thursday afternoon, “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. I ask for your grace and understanding, and promise that I will come back and perform for you soon.” The festival appears supportive of her decision, tweeting back to the singer, “We have a Million Reasons to support you. Get well soon, Mother Monster!” Still, some fans will no doubt be disappointed. For that reason, would-be concertgoers who no longer wish to attend on Friday will be able to get refunds beginning Monday.

This is the second time in less than two weeks that the music icon has been unable to keep up with her schedule. As Gossip Cop reported, Gaga canceled her Montreal concert on September 4 just hours before the concert. She said at the time, “To my beautiful fans. I couldn’t be more devastated that I am unable to perform tonight. I sing this entire show live, and pride myself on giving it all, but when I sang in the rain at Citi Field I got sick and have been pushing through.” Indeed, she did two Boston shows after New York, but then found herself too under the weather for the Canadian stop.

Gaga rebounded enough to attend the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week, where she spoke about her new Netflix documentary, Five Foot Two. In the film, viewers see the Grammy winner struggling with severe pain. She tweeted after the premiere, “In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it.” Gaga later added, “Thought ice helped #Fibromyalgia. I was wrong & making it worse. Warm/Heat is better. Electric Heated Blanket, Infrared Sauna, Epsom Baths.” It’s unclear if Gaga’s issue right now with Rock In Rio is that condition, or an ongoing problem with her voice. Gossip Cop has reached out for clarification.

UPDATE: Gaga has sent another tweet, saying, “I was taken to the hospital its not simply hip pain or wear & tear from tour, I’m in severe pain. I’m in good hands w/ the very best doctors.” See the official statement below.

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