Lady Gaga looks set to lose $25million after cancelling her Born This Way Ball tour.
The singer needs surgery to repair an injury to her right hip, and she announced via Twitter on Tuesday that she would be cancelling three shows. Unfortunately this estimate proved to be unrealistic and she has now had to cancel all of the remaining 22 dates of her current US and Canada tour.
Her concerts had been promoted by Live Nation Global Touring, and it was predicted that around 200,000 tickets would have been sold for these gigs, which would have generated around $25million in ticket sales. Approximately 1.1 million people have attended her concerts in 2012.
Gaga’s tour had, so far, made around $110 million across 85 dates, and had she been able to complete her performances she would have grossed such a large amount that it would have place the Born This Way Ball tour in the top 20 tours of all time.
Gaga said earlier this week about her injury, “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 work.”
She also added, “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 5000 per cent again, which is what you deserve.”
Gaga is set to release her third album ARTPOP, later this year.