Lady Gaga Hospitalized With 'Severe Pain,' Cancels Rock in Rio Performance
She detailed her condition in a series of social-media posts, including an Instagram photo of a needle in her arm.
Lady Gaga has been hospitalized and forced to pull out of the upcoming Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil, citing "severe physical pain" and posting a photo of what resembles an IV in her arm.
The 31-year-old singer-songwriter wrote on Twitter that she had to take care of her body and asked fans for their "grace and understanding."
Her representatives said in a statement that Lady Gaga was suffering from "severe physical pain" that affected her ability to perform and that she was under the care of "expert medical professionals."
It wasn't clear what she was suffering from or where she was being treated. She posted a photo on Instagram of her arm with a needle in it and a tube running outside the photo's frame.
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.— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 14, 2017
I ask for your grace and understanding, and promise that I will come back and perform for you soon.— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 14, 2017
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— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 14, 2017
I was taken to the hospital, it is not simply hip pain or wear and tear from the road, I am in severe pain. But am in good hands w/ the very best doctors. Please don't forget my love for you. -- Remember years ago when I tattooed Rio on my neck, the tattoo was written by children in the favelas. ----R✝️O You hold a special place in my heart I love you.