Lady Gaga Cancels Her Concert After Contracting Laryngitis
"I couldn't be more devastated."
Little Monsters in Canada are going to need to wait to see Lady Gaga perform; she canceled her Joanne World Tour concert in Montreal on Monday.
The pop queen reportedly powered through torrential rainfall during a recent show six days ago in Queens, New York, then started to get sick immediately after. (Related: This Is What's Helping Lady Gaga Cope with Mental Illness)
"To my beautiful fans. I couldn't be more devastated that I am unable to perform tonight," she tweeted, signing the note as Joanne, a persona inspired by her aunt, who died of lupus-related causes in 1974. "I sing this entire show live, and pride myself in giving it all, but when I sang in the rain at Citi Field I got sick and have been pushing through. I am so sorry to anyone who had their heart set on seeing me tonight. I love you."
Following her tweet, Live Nation and Evenko released a joint statement confirming that "Lady Gaga World Tour Concert has been postponed. Hoping not to disappoint her fans, Lady Gaga took today to rest but unfortunately, has been instructed by her doctor that she will need to reschedule this evening's show due to respiratory infection and laryngitis."
Laryngitis is usually caused by the overuse, irritation, or infection of your voice box or larynx, which leads to inflammation, according to the Mayo Clinic. The result: a hoarse-sounding, sometimes undetectable voice. The good news is, this kind of an infection is usually short-lived and is triggered by a temporary viral infection or vocal strain.
While making health a priority can be a tough decision for someone in Gaga's shoes, she's making it up to her fans by rescheduling her concert and has told them to hold onto their tickets for now. (Related: Lady Gaga Fans Take Down Body-Shamers During the Super Bowl)
In the meantime, she thanked them for their patience by sending free pizza to the people gathered outside her hotel showing their support.