OK, rock stars, y’all really need to take better care of yourselves.
After Morrissey and OFF!, pop deity Lady Gaga is the latest act to postpone tour dates due to health issues. The announcement affects the Wednesday-Thursday (02/13, 02/14) doubleheader in Chicago, Saturday (02/16) in Detroit, and Sunday (02/17) in Hamilton, ON. Gaga’s next scheduled performance takes place February 19th in Philadelphia.
“I am completely devastated and heartsick. I’ve been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night’s performance I could not walk. To the fans in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton, I hope you can forgive me as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself right now.”
Update: According to Reuters, Gaga is suffering from severe joint inflammation.
Each show will be rescheduled and fans are advised to retain their tickets, though refunds are available at point of purchase. Check out the updated itinerary below.
Lady Gaga 2013 Tour Dates:
02/13 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
02/14 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
02/16 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
02/17 – Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
02/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
02/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
02/22 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
02/23 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
02/25 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
02/27 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
03/02 – State College, PA @ Penn State
03/03 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
03/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
03/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
03/10 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
03/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
03/15 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
03/16 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
03/18 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
03/20 – Tulsa, OK @ Bok Center