The coronavirus outbreak doesn't only affect people's health but their jobs and the economy, too. With that, celebrities are also affected and the many projects they do. One of them is Lady Gaga, who shared heartbreaking news for her fans, revealing the cancellation of her much-awaited new album's release, Chromatica, planned Coachella appearance, and other tour dates.
With the lockdown and social distancing order, according to Celebrity Insider, the 33-year-old performer will not be able to promote her new album and continue her Las Vegas residency. In a post on Instagram, the famed singer-songwriter wrote a lengthy note explaining the reason for the cancelation and asking everyone to be kind.
Lady Gaga started her note by making sure everyone is staying safe and practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak. She then revealed that after much deliberation, she made a tough decision to cancel the release of Chromatica, which was supposed to be out in April. A new 2020 release date would be announced soon.
"This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us," she said. Although she believes that art is one of the most powerful tool to give joy and healing to each other during the time of crisis, she doesn't feel right to release a new album with everything that is going on around the world.
Instead of waiting for the release of her album, Lady Gaga wants her fans to spend their time focusing on finding solutions, like getting the needed medical equipment for the healthcare professionals. She also wants to make sure that kids are getting the assistance they needed and send a helping hand to those people who are financially affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Aside from the upcoming album, the Shallow hitmaker had a planned surprise Coachella set, which was also pushed back from April to October. Lady Gaga had a lot of fun things planned to do with her fans. Sadly, it was all affected by the pandemic. Her shows at the MGM Park Theatre in Las Vegas were also delayed, Variety noted, but she was hoping her performances scheduled in May would push through.
Lady Gaga also revealed that she has a lot of other fun surprises for fans, and she is still planning to share some of them with everyone soon. She then just wished that her followers would understand her decision, hoping that when Chromatica comes out, they would be all dancing together. In the meantime, she asked them to stay at home.