Lady Gaga delays Chromatica album release due to coronavirus outbreak

Lady Gaga has axed the April 10 release date of her new album Chromatica due to the spread of coronavirus.

In a long statement on Twitter, Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, said it was an 'incredibly tough decision to make'.

The album is delayed indefinitely and has no new release date.

Gaga said: "First of all, I want to make sure everyone is staying safe and practicing social distancing.

"Please know that I am i'm thinking of you all.

"I wanted to tell you, that after a lot of deliberation, I've made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica. I will announce a new 2020 release date soon."

The pop legend continued: "This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, and while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn't feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic.

"Instead I prefer that we spend this time focusing on finding solutions.

"It's important to me that the attention is on getting essential medical equipment to healthcare professionals, making sure kids who depend on public schools for meals get the assistance they need, and that we help those who will be financially impacted by this pandemic"

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Referencing her ongoing Enigma Las Vegas Show, Gaga continued: "As you may have also heard, MGM sadly had to postpone my Vegas shows from April 30 – May 11 due to guidelines about public gatherings from the CDC.

"I'm hopeful that my other Vegas shows in May will continue, and we'll u[date you as soon as we have any new information.

"I also definitely plan to see you on the road for my Chromatica Ball Tour this summer."

The global track is due to arrive in the UK in July.

She is set to play London's Tottenham Hotspur stadium on July 30.

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The Stupid Love singer signed off the post: "I had so many fun thins planned for us all to celebrate together… I had a secret Coachella set lined-up, and a lot of other fun surprises, some of which I'm still planning to share with you all very soon.

"Chromatica is still very much on the way and I can't wait.

"To my fans, I love you. I know you are disappointed. Probably angry an sad. But I also know that as a fan base… as a family… we are strong, we are loving and we are the kindness punks.

"So I ask you to practice that kindness in these trying times."

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