Stormy weather caused Lady Gaga to abandon a weekend show in Florida mid-set, but she didn’t make the decision lightly.
The 13-time Grammy winner apologized to her fans in an emotional video posted on Instagram early on Sunday after the final stop of her Chromatica Ball Tour was canceled. She fought back tears as she talked about the severe storm that abruptly and unpredictably ended her Saturday performance at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
“We really tried to finish the show tonight in Miami, but we couldn’t because even when the rain sort of stopped, there was lightning that was striking right down to the ground so close to us,” she explained with a shaky voice. “For a really long time, I’ve always wanted to be that hardcore bad 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 anybody in the audience or to any member of my crew, my band, my dancers.”
In the video, Gaga—who was sporting one of her show outfits—also discussed the health issues she surmounted before heading back out on the road. She canceled ten shows from her Joanne World Tour in 2018, citing fibromyalgia-related chronic discomfort. Later on in the video, she held out a bunch of red roses that a fan had given her and made the promise to “cherish them forever.”