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Lady Gaga cancels tour due to illness

Thu., Feb. 14, 2013 6:50 AM EDT
by Louvonia McClain


Lady Gaga has canceled all the remaining dates of her Born This Way Ball Tour. She suffered an injury during one of her performances and tried to continue with her tour, however, it only made the injury worse and now she will be needing surgery. The injury is said to be to her hip and caused  by ”a case of synovitis (severe inflammation of joints),” according to her doctor.

 A statement released  on Gaga‘s website states, “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.”

 

In a statement written by the 26 year old singer, “There’s an unfortunate announcement coming out right now, concerning myself and the Born This Way Ball. I’m 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.

Lady Gaga also released a personal statement, “I’m devastated and sad,  it will hopefully heal as soon as possible, I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and I’m sorry.”
Due to the condition requiring surgery,  all remaining tour dates are cancelled to allow complete healing and proper rest for Lady Gaga.

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