Lady Gaga clarifies ‘rest’ from her music comment at TIFF
On the red carpet for the world premiere of her documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two” at the Toronto Film Festival, Lady Gaga clarified her earlier comments about taking a rest from music. (Sept. 9) AP
Lady Gaga canceled her performance in Rio de Janeiro because she was taken to the hospital, the singer shared Thursday.
Gaga took to Instagram to update fans on why she would not be able to perform at Brazil's Rock in Rio music festival Friday as she had planned.  
"I was taken to the hospital," she tweeted from Los Angeles. "It is not simply hip pain or wear and tear from the road, I am in severe pain." 
Still, she reassured fans that she would be okay, adding that she is "in good hands w/ the very best doctors." 
Gaga has been open with fans before about her struggle with chronic pain.
While she didn't specify it as the reason for her hospitalization, she explained Tuesday that she has fibromyalgia, a musculoskeletal illness that causes pain across the body.
She also didn't want fans in Brazil to feel disappointed by the canceled performance. 
"Please don't forget my love for you," she said. "Remember years ago when I tattooed Rio on my neck, the tattoo was written by children in the favelas. You hold a special place in my heart. I love you." 
It's clear her fans love her right back. They were quick to show their support for the singer on social media.