Music artist Lady Gaga posted a picture of herself praying the rosary on social media, along with a explanation for why her European tour this fall has been canceled.
“I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles,” she wrote on Instagram. “[…] They are… keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans. I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much.”
Here’s the photo with her praying the rosary:
This isn’t the first time that Lady Gaga has publicly associated herself with the Catholic Church. In 2016, she posted a photo of herself holding a Bible next to a Catholic priest, saying in the description that she was moved by his homily on the Eucharist.
After the Catholic website Catholic-Link mentioned her post in an article about the religious beliefs of celebrities, Lady Gaga took offense and responded to the Catholic-Link article on social media, saying that her faith was not just a trend. Catholic-Link responded to her saying that they had not intended to judge her.
Born as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, Lady Gaga was raised in a Catholic family and attended an all-girls Catholic school through high school. Although her music has often promoted and celebrated things contrary to the Catholic faith, it’s not clear what her religious beliefs and practices are currently.