Lady Gaga broke down in tears as she filmed an emotional message to fans apologizing for having to end her concert in Miami early on Saturday night. The show at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium – the last of the pop star’s Chromatica Ball world tour, which was delayed two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic – had to be cut short and evacuated due to a storm.
Still wearing her stage make-up and a purple and black latex bodysuit paired with fishnet stockings, the Oscar winner choked up as she thanked her fans and explained the dangers of continuing to perform.
“We really tried to finish the show tonight in Miami, but we couldn’t because even when the rain stopped, there was lightning striking the ground so close to us,” Gaga, 36, said.
“And look, I know for a long time, I’ve always wanted to be this tough bad bitch, but what I really want is to be responsible and loving as well, and I don’t know what I would do if anything happened to anyone in the audience or any of member of my crew, my band, my dancers.”
“I’m sorry we didn’t get to do the epic performance of ‘Rain On Me’ in the rain, but what’s worth more to me is life,” he added.
The singer-actress also broke down as she took note of the red roses she was holding, saying: “Whoever threw them at me on stage, I’ll love them forever.”
Still choked with emotion, Gaga — who recounted her experience with fibromyalgia and chronic pain in the 2017 documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two — went on to share how it “took so much on my heart to get back to a place where I could play and be healthy.”
“I hope you know that part of why I decided not to end the show is because I’m healthy and it’s a healthy decision for all of you and for me as well,” he said.
She continued, “Well 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 that you are enough and I feel enough tonight even though I didn’t get to finish. I really feel enough, so thank you for giving it to me. I love you. Goodbye.”
The House of Gucci The star also posted a selfie showing her holding her red roses. In it, Gaga reflected on the responsibility she felt to keep her fans safe.
“Look, for years some of you have been calling me ‘monster mother,'” she noted. “In my heart I knew it was better to keep you safe. Thank you for believing in me. This was the greatest tour of my life and I will cherish this moment forever — it took a long time to heal, but I did.”
Fans were quick to offer messages of support in the singer’s comments section, assuring her that she had made the right decision by stopping the show.