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Lady Gaga Postpones European Tour

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Lady Gaga has postponed her European tour due to severe pain:


    I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out. 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. I use the word “suffer” not for pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I’m being dramatic, making this up, or playing the victim to get out of touring. If you knew me, you would know this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m a fighter. I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from living a normal life. They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans. I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much.

     
  2. isaidreiss Sep 18, 2017
    (Last edited: Sep 20, 2017)
    isaidreiss

    Uppin' the Punx

    My partner suffers from fibromyalgia, and let me tell you, it is a truly awful illness. Every day is a struggle, and our lives have changed dramatically since her diagnosis.

    She cried when Gaga announced she was suffering from the same illness, because of the awareness it's raising. For the first time, it's being taken seriously. Before, many people would accuse her of being over dramatic or "playing the victim." It's helped to know one of her idols is going through the same struggle.
     
  3. heymattrick

    Denver, CO

    I was lucky to see her a few weeks ago in Omaha and was a phenomenal show. Hearing all this news about her condition over the last few weeks, after the show, makes me have even more respect for her as a performer. Pop stars don't put on shows like she does.