NEWS OF THE WEEK: Lady Gaga 'free of pain' as she kicks off Chromatica Ball tour

The Poker Face singer's world tour was originally scheduled to open in 2020 to support her album Chromatica but was postponed twice due to the pandemic and finally opened at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany on Sunday. In an Instagram video recorded backstage at the arena before the show, Gaga, who suffers from the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia explained that she felt grateful to feel pain-free for the performance. "I want to really thank you for sticking it out with me and loving me through all the different iterations of my artistry as well as me as a person.”