Lady Gaga’s next big hit should be tumbling tumbleweed. The “Poker Face” singer fell yet again during a performance in Atlanta last night (Apr. 20), but did not seem to be hurt. She quickly recovered and the act went on.
Gaga, however, has almost made her theatrical falls a part of the show. She fell off her piano after the bench slipped out from under her during a show in Houston, Texas, April 10.
Gaga, 25, is known for wearing eccentric, sky-high heels, but in this case she appeared to trip over a jacket she’d dropped on the stage earlier in the show. Nonetheless it was her fourth fall.
Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, revealed last summer that she is genetically predisposed Lupus, a connective tissue disease. But she said at the time that she had no symptoms.
Lupus has a range of symptoms that include fatigue, fever, weight loss or gain, and pain, stiffness and swelling of the joints, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The latter afflictions could make it hard for Gaga to maintain her balance while moving vigorously, if the disease flares. It affects different people differently and can flare and subside.
Meanwhile, Gaga has apologized for calling critics who accused her of copying Madonna’s songs and style “retarded.”
She said she didn’t intend to hurt anyone with her thoughtless comment.
“That’s retarded. If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years,” she said in an interview with NME magazine,
“Just because I’m the first f—ing artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist, it means I’m f—ing smart. Sorry,” she added.
The Grammy winner followed up today (Apr. 21) with an apology.
“I consider it part of my life’s work and music to push the boundaries of love and acceptance. My apologies for not speaking thoughtfully,” she said.
“To anyone that was hurt, please know that it was furiously unintentional. An honest mistake requires honesty to make.”