Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour after learning that she needs to have surgery for a hip surgery.
The 'Poker Face singer announced on Wednesday that she would be cancelling some of the upcoming dates of the North American leg of her two-year world tour after suffering from “chronic pain,” but it has now emerged that Gaga has teared the labrum in her right hip which will require surgery and a lengthy recovery period, according to Sky News.
Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel her world tour to underho hip surgery (GoldenEye / London Entertainment/ Splash News)
Gaga, 26, still had 21 dates to complete until March 20 but these have now been cancelled to allow the singer to undergo the surgery.
In a series of messages on her Twitter page, Gaga revealed she had a joint inflammation called synovitis, while explaining that she had been unable to walk but hid the pain for a while to avoid cancelling the tour.
“There's an unfortunate announcement coming out right now, concerning myself and the Born This Ball. Im so sorry. I barely know what to say,” Gaga tweeted yesterday in a series of messages.
“I've been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for sometime now, over the past month it has worsened. I've been praying it would heal.”
“I hid it from my staff, I didn't want to disappoint my amazing fans. However after last nights performance I could not walk and still can't.(sic)”
Gaga's tour has grossed an estimated £104 million making it the fifth highest-grossing tour of all time. Fans who have already bought tickets for the cancelled shows will receive a full refund.
A rep for Lady Gaga told EntertainmentWise that there is no further comment at this time.