An unpredictable thunderstorm forced Lady Gaga to suspend a concert on her Chromatica Ball tour on September 17, ending her show with six songs remaining. “I’m sorry we can’t finish, but I don’t want to put your life at risk and I don’t want to put our life at risk,” she told fans at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. “So thank you, come home safe, God bless you, and thank you for coming to the show. Please go home.”
After the show, Gaga shared an emotional Instagram video addressing the situation. “We really tried to finish the show tonight in Miami, but we couldn’t because even when the rain kind of stopped, lightning struck the ground so close to us,” she said through tears. Adding that it took her a long time to “get back to a place where I could perform and be sane,” she said, “I hope you know that’s part of the reason why I made the decision Not quitting the show is because I’m healthy and it’s a healthy decision for all of you and also for myself.”
She then shared a selfie with the caption: “I’m sorry I couldn’t finish the show, it was too dangerous, the flash was unpredictable and changing from moment to moment, love you. Look, some of you have been calling “Mother Monster” for years, in my heart I knew it was better to protect you. Thank you for believing in me. This was the greatest tour of my life and I will cherish this moment for always cherish – it took me a long time to heal, but I did.”
She added that while she would have loved to have performed her and Ariana Grande’s hit song “Rain on Me” for her fans in the pouring rain, safety must come first.
Lady Gaga’s Chromatica Ball tour included a total of 20 dates, beginning in Europe and ending in Japan and North America. All tour dates were separated by several days to give Gaga time to rest and manage her fibromyalgia, a chronic condition she spoke about in her 2017 documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two. The condition forced her to abandon her 2018 Joanne World Tour with ten dates remaining.
The Miami show was the final date of her Chromatica Ball tour, which was widely acclaimed. Rolling Stone called it “a reminder that she’s one of the greatest musicians alive.”