Tearful Lady Gaga apologises to fans after being forced to stop show amid terrifying lightning storm

Publish Date
Thursday, 22 September 2022, 6:04PM

Lady Gaga has tearfully apologised to fans after she was forced to halt the final show of her Chromatica Ball tour in Florida after a fierce storm descended.

The pop star was approaching the end of her show, with only six songs left to perform, when lightning started to strike around Miami's Hard Rock Stadium.

"We just got to stop the show for a minute," she told the 65,000 fans at the show, advising them to "really calmly move to the inside area".

Although she had hoped the storm would pass, the concert ultimately had to be called off.

Taking to Instagram after the show, Gaga shared a tearful apology to fans saying: "We really tried to finish the show tonight in Miami but we couldn't because even when the rain stopped there was lightning striking right down to the ground so close to us.

"I don't know what I would do if anything happened to anybody in the audience or to any member of my crew," she said, still wearing her stage outfit.

The singer then picked up a bouquet of roses that a fan had tossed onto the stage and said she would "cherish them forever".

The Hard Rock Stadium posted a statement on Twitter, reading: "Tonight's Lady Gaga show couldn't continue after a show pause at 10:50 pm in the interest of fan safety due to inclement weather that included lighting. Thank you for your understanding."

The Chromatica Ball tour began in Dusseldorf, Germany, in July before visiting Sweden, France, the Netherlands, the UK, Japan and North America.

The tour was confined to just 20 shows, with several rest days between concerts to help Gaga cope with the medical condition of fibromyalgia.

The condition often leaves her in chronic pain and resulted in the cancellation of the last 10 dates of her previous world tour in 2018.

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