AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Lady Gaga has announced that she will be postponing the Detroit performance of her Born This Way Ball tour because of a case of synovitis.
The condition is a severe inflammation of the joints. The Detroit show had been scheduled for the Palace of Auburn Hills for Saturday, February 16.
A news release on the cancelation included the following statement from Lady Gaga.
"I am completely devastated and heartsick. I've been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night's performance I could not walk. To the fans in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton, I hope you can forgive me as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself right now. I would do anything for you. I will hopefully heal as soon as possible and be at 500% again, which is what you deserve."
Two shows at the United Center in Chicago and another at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario have also been postponed.
All the shows will be rescheduled. Fans holding tickets are advised to hold on to them. They will be honored at the rescheduled performances. However, no makeup date has been set.
Refunds are available at the point of purchase.