FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — In an emotional video, Lady Gaga said she canceled her Miami concert Saturday night, the last of her tour, because of lightning and the potential danger to her team and fans.
“Thank you so much for coming to the Chromatica Ball Tour,” she told her fans as she ripped through the video. “We were really trying to finish the show tonight in Miami, but we couldn’t because even though the rain had kind of stopped, there was lightning that hit the ground so close to us.”
The adored singer said she wanted to be responsible and worried about danger to the audience or her crew if she continued to storm off.
A packed crowd at Hard Rock Stadium, which holds more than 65,000 people, paid hundreds of dollars to see Gaga’s final show on her Chromatica Ball Tour on Saturday night. Gaga performed 17 songs from her set list, including favorites like “Bad Romance,” “Shallow” and “Born This Way,” before rain interrupted her performance.
According to the set list, she had five more songs left.
“I’m sorry we didn’t get to do the epic ‘Rain on Me’ in the rain, but what’s more important than that is life,” she said on Instagram. “I love you little monsters forever xoxo… I’m so sorry I used my judgment it was dangerous.”
Fans of the South Florida singer showed her support and responded on social media. “Don’t be sorry!!” one fan wrote back. “You take care of your fans and we take care of you,” wrote another.
Lori Levin of Cooper City said the fans weren’t angry, just disappointed. Levine said the singer returned to the stage around 1 a.m. and told the rest of the fans that she was not allowed to continue performing for safety reasons. “Most people felt sorry for her because it was her last show. The weather was terrible. It was a flood.”
Levine said she enjoyed the performance she actually saw. “She’s a wonderful performer. She played the piano and sang, and even though it was a big arena, she felt cramped. She connects with the audience and is such a good performer.”