Lady Gaga postpones European leg of world tour

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Lady Gaga donned a custom-made Cubs jersey during Friday night’s concert at Wrigley Field. | SELENA FRAGASSI/ FOR THE SUN-TIMES

LONDON — Lady Gaga has postponed her world tour’s European leg until next year because of ongoing health problems.

The six-week part of the Joanne World Tour was set to kick off in Barcelona on Sept. 21 and end on Oct. 28 in Germany. Lady Gaga was also due to perform in Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Britain, Denmark and Sweden.

Tour promoter Live Nation says that “Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform. She remains under the care of expert medical professionals who recommended the postponement.”

Last week, the 31-year-old singer-songwriter pulled out of a performance in Brazil after being hospitalized with “severe physical pain.” Earlier this month, Lady Gaga postponed a Montreal concert.

Lady Gaga said Monday on Instagram that’s she been honest about her “physical and mental health struggles” and has been “searching for years to get to the bottom of them.”

“As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference,” she wrote.

No new dates for the 18-gig European leg have been confirmed, but Live Nation said that the second leg of the North American part of the tour is scheduled to resume in November as planned.

In August, Gaga became the first female artist to headline a solo at Wrigley Field. The documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two” begins streaming on Netflix on Sept. 22.

Associated Press; Contributing: Sun-Times staff reporter Miriam Di Nunzio

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