Oh no! Lady Gaga has cancelled all her tour dates after a serious hip injury that requires surgery. Live Nation put out this statement:
Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball performances have been cancelled. 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. Refunds for the cancelled performances will be available at point of purchase starting Feb 14, 2013.
Earlier, when the tour was merely postponed, Gaga tweeted:
“I’ve been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for sometime now, over the past month it has worsened,” Gaga shared Tuesday afternoon. “I’ve been praying it would heal.”
The injury is a synovitis, a severe inflammation of joints, she said, adding, “I hid it from my staff, I didn’t want to disappoint my amazing fans. However after last night’s performance I could not walk and still can’t.”
She went on to say, “To the fans in Chicago Detroit & Hamilton I hope you can forgive me, as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself. Im devasted & sad.”