WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Within hours of disclosing the cause of the chronic pain she has been suffering for years, Lady Gaga was forced to cancel the Rio De Janeiro concert of her world tour, which was scheduled for Friday.
The pop diva shared the news through social media, that disappointed thousands of her fans.
'Brazil, I'm devastated that I'm not well enough to come to Rock In Rio. I would do anything for you but I have to take care of my body right now. I ask for your grace and understanding, and promise that I will come back and perform for you soon,' she said on Twitter.
The 31-year old American singer, songwriter, and actress said she had to be hospitalized after suffering with 'severe physical pain'.
'I was taken to the hospital its not simply hip pain or wear and tear from tour, I'm in severe pain. I'm in good hands with the very best doctors.'
Lady Gaga shared a photo of her tattoo that reads 'Rio' on Instagram with the caption 'Remember years ago when I tattooed Rio on my neck, the tattoo was written by children in the favelas ... You hold a special place in my heart I love you.'
The singer also posted a picture of her arm with a drip in it.
The Rock in Rio was the lone South American stop in Gaga's World Tour. The rest of the schedule takes her to several European cities and then to the United States, where it winds up in Inglewood, California, on December 18.
Gaga did not say if she will be fit to resume her music performance on September 21 in Barcelona, Spain, as scheduled.
The Bad Romance singer had Tuesday revealed that she is under treatment for fibromyalgia, a long-term condition which can cause pain all over the body.
Gaga had referred to her battle with chronic pain as early as 2013, but this is the first time she is publicly acknowledging the diagnosis, which can also cause fatigue and memory and mood issues.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, last week had performed at the Toronto International Film Festival, where she premiered 'Gaga: Five Foot Two.'
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