Lady Gaga’s Joints Force Postponements

Inflammation of the joints has caused Lady Gaga to postpone shows scheduled for this week in Chicago; Auburn Hills, Mich. (Detroit area); and Hamilton, Ontario, effectively giving her a week off before her next gig.

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Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.

While announcing the change of plans, Lady Gaga was apologetic for the bad news, saying she had been keeping her condition to herself in hopes that it would heal.

“I am completely devastated and heartsick,” Lady Gaga said.  “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. I would do anything for you.  I will hopefully heal as soon as possible and be at 500% again, which is what you deserve.”

The postoned shows were scheduled for Chicago at the United Center Feb. 13-14, The Palace Of Auburn Hills Feb. 16 and Hamilton at Copps Coliseum Feb. 17.

Hold on to your tickets because Live Nation hopes to announce new dates shortly.   Of course, refunds are available at points of purchase.

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Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration, New York City

Live Nation also sez other shows on Lady Gaga’s itinerary will take place as planned.  Her next scheduled concert is Feb. 19 at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center.