Lady Gaga forced to cancel tour dates for emergency hip surgery

Lady Gaga has a tear in her right hip that will require surgery, followed by a recovery period

Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel the remaining dates of her Born This Way Ball tour after it emerged that she needs emergency surgery.

The Born This Way singer has a tear in her right hip that will require surgery, followed by a recovery period, a statement on her social-networking site, Little Monsters, said.

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‘Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of the Lady GaGa ‘Born This Way Ball’ performances have been cancelled,’ it read.

‘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.

‘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.’

Concluding: ‘Refunds for the cancelled performances will be available at point of purchase starting Feb 14, 2013.’

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The singer also took to twitter to apologise to fans, writing: ‘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.

‘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 night’s performance I could not walk and still can’t.

‘To the fans in Chicago Detroit & Hamilton I hope you can forgive me, as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself. I’m devasted (sic) & sad.

‘It will hopefully heal as soon as possible, I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and Im sorry.’

Get well soon, Gaga!

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