Pop superstar Lady Gaga has checked into the hospital to undergo hip surgery.
The Poker Face hitmaker scrapped several shows on her Born This Way Ball tour in the U.S. earlier this month after being diagnosed with synovitis, a severe inflammation of the joints.
She subsequently canceled the rest of the trek last Wednesday after being told she needed an operation to treat the injured hip, and now Gaga is going under the knife in a bid to address the problem.
In a post on her Twitter.com page on Wednesday, she writes, “Going in for surgery now. Thank you so much for sending me love and support. I will be dreaming of you.”
Singer Lady Gaga has canceled the remainder of her world tour to undergo surgery on her hip.
The Poker Face hitmaker scrapped several shows on her Born This Way Ball trek in the U.S. on Tuesday after being diagnosed with synovitis, a severe inflammation of the joints.
The singer told fans she was “completely devastated” about having to axe three concerts, but now it appears her hopes of getting back on stage later this month have been completely dashed – the star has been told she will need an operation to treat the injured hip.
The surgery has forced her to cancel the rest of her tour, which runs until the end of March.
A statement from promoters Live Nation reads, “Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball performances have been canceled.
“After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip caused by strenuous repetitive movements in her performances. She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict down time to recover. This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour, so she can heal.”
In her statement earlier this week, Gaga told fans that she was suffering “chronic pain” as a result of a past stage injury.
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Lady Gaga tweeted a photo of the black eye she received after hitting her head on a pole during a performance of the track “Judas” on her current Born This Way Ball tour in Auckland, New Zealand.
In the update, Gaga quipped that the shiner is not in keeping with usual sense of style:
“Emerging from hours of sleep. Still remiss [sic] if I should go outside, with this clonker I may be of questionable styling.”
She added that, although she was in pain, her recovery is moving quickly and she’s thrilled to continue the tour:
“Thank you so much for all the thoughtful messages. I feel a bit woozy but a little better everyday. Very happy to be in beautiful Australia.”
Gaga suffered a concussion in the incident but continued on with the show.