“I did not give up,” says Medina about bringing Lady Gaga to Rock in Rio 2019
Although Lady Gaga has canceled her performance at this Rock in Rio which came to an end yesterday (Sunday, 24), the festival’s creator, Roberto Medina, plans to bring it to the 2019 edition.
In an interview with the newspaper Extra, he stated:
“It was a sadness that she failed to present herself. I bet a lot on her show. I did not give up on Lady Gaga. It’s in my plans. “
Gaga was one of the most anticipated attractions of Rock in Rio – perhaps the most anticipated of all. Because of intense pain in the body, a consequence of fibromyalgia, the singer was unable to come to the country and postponed European dates of her “Joanne” tour.
I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out. As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference. I use the word “suffer” not for pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I’m being dramatic, making this up, or playing the victim to get out of touring. If you knew me, you would know this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m a fighter. I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from living a normal life. They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans. I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much.
Will it work? Gaga will definitely want to make up for the absence this year, so the odds are great. Who knows, it does not take advantage of and pass through other Brazilian cities?