Lady Gaga checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@ladygaga) on Thursday (April 2), apologizing to fans for having to cancel her show tonight at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC and Friday at The National in Richmond, Virginia. The ‘Just Dance’ singer tells readers:
To my beautiful, talented, luminous fans,
I am so terribly sad about the postponed performances. I wanted to tell you all, that although many assume it’s because of Idol, the truth is I have had a high fever and some crazy virus for days, and I am still sick. We are very pleased with how Idol went, but after weeks of not a day off my schedule, my team and doctor felt it imperative that I sleep for a few days.
My friends surprised me with a birthday cake and pinata post show at a friends art studio last night, my spirits are already higher, and I am now straight back to bed to sleep for the next couple days.
But, I could barely sleep in this morning thinking about all of you. And while some I’m sure are inventing curse words for me, the shows have now been moved to bigger venues. for more dancing, more sweating, and more of my props to fit on stage. your support means everything to me, and I am truly very sorry if I’ve upset anyone. And to my gay fans, please know that I’m always thinking about you, and how I can give you and every tour date the absolute best performance of my life. I will see you all for Dinah Shore this weekend and the White Party next week! I love you more than words or music can express. We will announce the new dates for DC and Richmond within the next 24hrs.
Love & Art, Sincerely,