Lady Gaga had to cancel a concert in Florida mid-weekend due to stormy weather, but it’s not a decision she took lightly.
The 13-time Grammy winner shared an emotional video on Instagram early Sunday in which he apologizes to fans for the cancellation from the last stop on her Chromatica Ball Tour. She fought back tears as she spoke of the violent storm that brought her Saturday show at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium to a sudden 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 that fell so close to us,” she explained. “I’ve always wanted to be that hardcore bad bitch for a long time, but what I really want is also to be responsible and loving. I don’t know what I would do if something happened to someone in the audience or to a member of my crew, my band, my dancers.”
Gaga, who wore one of her stage costumes in the video, also talked about the health issues she overcame before returning to the concert stage. In 2018, she broke off her Joanne World Tour with 10 performances, citing chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia.
Later in the clip, she held up a bouquet of red roses given to her by a fan and swore “to cherish them forever.”
“I love you and yes, I’d rather be dry, but we’re all still alive,” she said. “So go home and be safe and I’ll see you next time I’m on stage.”
In a second Instagram post, Gaga expressed regret that she couldn’t perform her 2020 smash, “Rain on Me,” in the rain, but thanked her audience for understanding nonetheless.
“In my heart I knew it was better to protect you,” she said.
Gaga’s Chromatica Ball Tour kicked off in July in Düsseldorf, Germany. Although the tour was beset by several COVID-19 delays, it garnered critical raves and broke attendance records in Boston and New York, among others.