Lady Gaga on stage
Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel the remainder of her Born This Way Ball tour following a severe injury needing surgery.
Earlier this week, the 26-year-old star tweeted: “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.”
It was later announced that she had to cancel three shows in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton due to a case of synovitis, (severe inflammation of joints).
Gaga said at the time that she was “devastated and sad,” but worse news was to come.
On Wednesday, Live Nation Global Touring confirmed that all remaining 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,” said a posting on her Little Monsters website.
“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 from today for those who have tickets for the shows.
While her Born This Way Ball tour has done well in many countries it’s been much less successful in the US, with reports that tickets have been heavily discounted.
The singer is preparing to release her new album Artpop later this year.