Lady Gaga Has Hip Surgery, Thanks Fans: 'This Is Just a Bump in the Road'
Lady Gaga says she's had surgery to fix her hip. The 26-year-old singer posted on her blog late Wednesday that she had hip surgery and it "happened so fast." She canceled her "Born This Way Ball" tour last week.
She thanked her fans in the post, saying they gave her "a lot of strength." Lady Gaga said that as she was wheeled to surgery, she reflected on her fans:
"I thought about all of your pain and perseverance, your unique family situations, school environments, health issues, homelessness, identity struggles -- sometimes you are so brave that it terrifies me. I wonder how it's even possible. So I thought to myself, I'm alive, I'm living my dream, and this is just a bump in the road. I'm grateful because this is temporary, and for some it is not. You have changed my life. I love you and am proud to be a part of your lives. If you can do it, I can do it too, and if we stick together we can get through anything."
Gaga canceled a total of 22 dates on the remainder of her tour, which began last April. She originally postponed four dates last week after experiencing difficulties during her concert in Montreal. She explained to fans on Twitter that she'd hurt herself while performing some time ago.
The turn of events forces the refund of roughly 200,000 tickets worth approximately $25 million in gross ticket sales, Billboard estimates.
North American Little Monsters who have waited almost a year to attend the "Ball" will have to wait for her next tour. To tide fans over, a new Gaga album, "ARTPOP," is expected sometime this year.