Lady Gaga has apologized to fans on social media after canceling the final date of her Chromatica Ball tour on Saturday, September 17 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami in the middle of her performance.
, the venue announced at 12:28 a.m. early Sunday morning that the storm that had hit Miami had passed and the show should resume as soon as possible. However, less than an hour later, Hard Rock Stadium
The storm has passed and we will resume the show as soon as possible. https://t.co/VoluxuQGXY— Hard Rock Stadium (@HardRockStadium) September 18, 2022
Gaga’s show tonight was unable to continue after a break at 10:50 p.m. in the interest of fan safety due to inclement weather which included the lighting.”
Tonight’s Lady Gaga show couldn't continue after a show pause at 10:50 pm in the interest of fan safety due to inclement weather that included lighting. Thank you for your understanding.— Hard Rock Stadium (@HardRockStadium) September 18, 2022
When news broke that the concert would not resume after her performance was cut short due to weather, Lady Gaga shared a video on Instagram tearfully addressing fans of the show.
At the start of the video, she thanked the fans for coming to her tour, adding: “We really tried to finish the show tonight in Miami, but we couldn’t because even when the rain came somehow stopped, there were lightning bolts that were hitting the ground so close to us.
“Listen I know for a very long time I always wanted to be this hardcore bitch but what I really want is also to be responsible and loving and I don’t know what I would do if something happened to someone ‘one in the audience or to a member of my team, my band, my dancers,’ she said. “So sorry we couldn’t do the epic performance of ‘Rain On Me’ in the rain, but what matters most to me is life.”
Lady Gaga grabbed a bouquet of roses, telling the person who tossed them on stage that she will “treasure them forever”.
“It took so much heart for me to get back to a place where I could play and be healthy and I hope you know part of the reason I decided not to finish the show was because I’m healthy and it’s a healthy decision for all of you and for me as well,” she said, seemingly referring to her struggles with chronic pain and her life with PTSD. “I love you and, yes, I would rather be dry, but we’re all alive, so go home and be safe and I’ll see you next time I’m on stage.”
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She concluded her post on a touching note about her latest album, adding, “And until then, ‘Chromatica’ will never be over, because ‘Chromatica’ is about healing. ‘Chromatica’ is about knowing that you are enough and I’ve had enough tonight, even though I’m not done, I really have had enough. So thank you for giving me this, I love you.
In another post, Lady Gaga posted a selfie on Instagram of her tear-streaked face posing with the bouquet of red roses.
She wrote a note to her fans in the caption about the show’s cancellation and reflected on her first tour in four years after the tour was initially delayed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m sorry I couldn’t finish the show, it was too dangerous, the lightning was unpredictable and changing from moment to moment, I love you,” she wrote. “Listen, for years some of you called me ‘monster mother’, in my heart I knew it was better to protect you.”
She then thanked fans for believing in her, adding: “It was the greatest tour of my life and I will cherish this moment forever – it took me a long time to heal but I did it .”
“I guess I knew this moment would come and I’m so grateful to you, my dancers, my band, the whole crew, my family and my friends,” she wrote, referencing her song “Rain On Me”. “Safety first. I love you. Thank you for the flowers and the cheers and for your understanding. Life matters.”
A few days before the first date of the Chromatica ball in Düsseldorf, Germany, in July 2022, Lady Gaga revealed in an emotional
that she thought she would “never be back on stage again.”
There was a time I thought I’d never be on stage again. I was so sad I couldn’t even dream anything but a painful nightmare. I’ve overcome my nightmare with love, support, trust, truth, bravery, talent and dedication. I am so grateful. I’ll see you in BABYLON. #ChromaticaBall— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 15, 2022
“I was so sad that I couldn’t even dream of anything but a painful nightmare,” she added. “I overcame my nightmare with love, support, trust, truth, bravery, talent and dedication. I am so grateful. I will see you in BABYLON.
On the night of her first World Stadium Tour date, Lady Gaga posted a video to Instagram where she got candid with fans about her nervousness about getting her back on stage.
“I feel clearer today than I have in a long time and more pain free than I have in ages,” she said. “And being pain free on stage is a real healing experience because I’m able to dance and sing and appreciate the audience, enjoy the show and really tell a story.”
She went on to add, “I don’t know if I was as speechless as I was today knowing what we are about to do. But if you know people ask me all the time what ‘Chromatica’ was and in ‘Babylon’ I say battle for life and when I did ‘Chromatica’ I was really fighting against my life.
This article originally appeared on TODAY.com
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