Lady Gaga was forced to cancel her midweek concert in Florida due to inclement weather – but that’s not a decision she took lightly.
The 13-time Grammy winner shared a touching video to Instagram early Sunday apologizing to fans for it Cancellation From the final leg of her Chromatica Tour. She fought back tears as she spoke of the violent storm that brought her Saturday show at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami to an abrupt and unexpected halt.
“We really tried to finish the show tonight in Miami, but we couldn’t because even when the rain stopped, there was lightning hitting the ground near us,” she explained. “For a really long time, I’ve always wanted to be that hardcore vicious bitch, but what I really want is to also be responsible and loving. I don’t know what I would do if anything happened to anyone in the audience or to any of my crew, my band, the dancers.”
Wearing one of her stage costumes in the video, Gaga also touched on the health challenges she overcame before returning to the concert stage. In 2018, she cut Joanne’s world tour with 10 shows, citing chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia.
Later in the clip, she raises a bouquet of red roses given to her by a fan, vowing to “cherish it forever.”
“I love you,” she said, “and yes, I’d rather be dry, but we’re all alive.” “So go home and be safe and I’ll see you next time I’m on stage.”
In a second Instagram post, Gaga lamented not being able to perform her 2020 crush, “Rain on Me” in the rain, but nonetheless thanked her fans for their understanding.
“In my heart,” she said, “I knew you had better keep yourself safe.”
The Chromatica Ball Tour of Gaga kicked off in Düsseldorf, Germany, in July. Although the tour was fraught with many COVID-19 delays, it garnered critical cheers and smashed attendance records in Boston and New York, among other stops.