Lady Gaga forced to stop show amid lightning storm
Sunday - 18/09/2022 12:52Author: Editors DeskSource: BBC News:
Lady Gaga was forced to halt the final show of her Chromatica Ball tour in Florida after a fierce storm descended.
The star was approaching the end of her show 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.
The star later posted a tearful apology to fans on her Instagram account.
"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," she said, still wearing her stage outfit, and wiping rain from her face.
"I don't know what I would do if anything happened to anybody in the audience or to any member of my crew."
The singer then picked up a bouquet of roses that a fan had tossed onto the stage and said she would "cherish them forever".
Fans who attended the show said Gaga was "clearly upset" by the cancellation.
"It was surreal and really sad when she came out and told us to go home," wrote one on Reddit. "You could tell how heartbroken she was."
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.
With a setlist including Bad Romance, Poker Face, Born This Way, Edge Of Glory and Stupid Love, the show has won rave reviews for its combination of dramatic set-pieces and a running narrative about surviving trauma.