Lady Gaga burst into tears as she filmed an emotional message to fans apologizing for having to end her concert in Miami early Saturday night. The show at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium — the last of the pop star’s Chromatica Ball world tour, which had been postponed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic — had to be cut short and evacuated due to a thunderstorm.
Still dressed in her stage make-up and a purple-black latex bodysuit paired with fishnet stockings, the Oscar winner choked as she thanked fans and explained the risks of continuing her performance.
“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,” said Gaga, 36.
“And look, I know I’ve wanted to be like that rock-hard bad bitch for a long time, but what I really want is also to be responsible and loving and I don’t know what I would do if something happened to someone in the audience or with a member of my crew, my band, my dancers.”
“I’m sorry we couldn’t do the epic performance of ‘Rain On Me’ in the rain, but what’s worth more to me is life,” she added.
The singer-actress also broke in when she noticed the red roses she was holding, saying, “whoever threw these at me on stage, I’ll cherish them forever.”
Still overcome with emotion, Gaga – who chronicled her experience with fibromyalgia and chronic pain in the 2017 documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two – went on to share how “it took so much in my heart to get back to a place where I could perform and be healthy.”
“I hope you know that part of the reason I decided not to finish the show is because I’m healthy and it’s a healthy decision for all of you and for myself,” she said.
She continued: “So I love you 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 and until then Chromatica will never be over because Chromatica is about healing and Chromatica is about knowing you are enough and I feel enough tonight even though I didn’t finish it I really have enough so thank you for giving me that I love you Bye.”
The House of Gucci star also posted a selfie showing her holding her red roses. In it, Gaga reflected on the responsibility she felt to protect her fans.
“Look, some of you have been calling me ‘mother monster’ for years,” she commented. “In my heart I knew it was better to protect you. Thank you for believing in me. This was the greatest tour of my life and I will cherish this moment forever – it took me a long time to heal, but I did the .”
Fans rushed to offer messages of support in the singer’s commentary section, assuring her that she had made the right decision by stopping the show.