Lady Gaga Hospitalized, Cancels Rock in Rio Performance

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UPDATED: Lady Gaga announced on Twitter that she will be unable to perform at the Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil due to health concerns, and later elaborated that she’s been hospitalized over severe pain.

“Brazil, I’m devastated that I’m not well enough 2 (sic) come to Rock In Rio. I would do anything 4 u (sic) but I have to take care of my body right now,” she wrote. “I ask for your grace and understanding, and promise that I will come back and perform for you soon,” she continued in a follow-up tweet.

She added a little later, “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.”

Gaga has been open about her chronic pain in the past, and also talks about her struggle in the upcoming Netflix documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two.” She recently revealed that her chronic pain is due to fibromyalgia


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Gaga also canceled a concert in Montreal earlier this month due to illness from singing in the rain at her show in New York. To make it up to fans who had traveled to see her, she had pizza delivered to anyone outside her hotel. The first date of her second Bud Light Dive Bar Tour in Las Vegas was also postponed in July for unspecified reasons.

The artist was able to attend the premiere of “Gaga: Five Foot Two” at the Toronto Film Festival last week, however, and performed as well. The documentary will hit Netflix Sept. 22.

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  1. Fibromyalgia? more like what mental condition do you have, it all in your head get a mental evaluation, maybe there is something they can do for you’re kind of crazy.

    • Mary Ruth says:

      I feel sorry for your kind of ignorance.

      Having a bone deep aching PAIN… like you have the flu, 24/7… 365 days a year IS mental.
      It’s a mental BATTLE…
      EVERY * DAMN * MINUTE of
      EVERY * DAMN * DAY

      Thank you to people like GAGA & Morgan Freeman for using their celebrity to educate people about this wretched auto immune condition.


    • Barbara says:

      I’m afraid you are very mistaken: fibromyalgia is very real. It is a physical condition. Recent research from around the world has confirmed that. I have fibromyalgia, and I can tell you it can be severely debilitating. You won’t understand just how bad it is unless you have it yourself (and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone)! It is like nothing I would ever have nightmared of. I’m amazed that she can do what she does, and I’m sure she pays for it in unimaginable pain every time.
      Before you unleash hateful comments, check your facts if you don’t want to look like a cretin.

      • Barbara says:

        It was substantiated quite a while ago. Check your facts.
        Another cretin. 🙄

      • So what says:

        Hateful? I love how we’ve redefined hate recently. How about this? Fibromyalgia hasn’t been substantiated, not by any means. Is that hateful?

    • JD says:

      Wtf? Who is that insensitive? It’s like telling a person with cancer they’re crazy and it’s all in their head.

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