Lady Gaga has had surgery to repair an injured hip that left the pop singer in chronic pain and forced her to cancel the remainder of her concert tour.
“As they wheeled me into surgery today, I thought about all of your pain and perseverance,” she posted to fans Wednesday night on her Little Monsters blog.
“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. Love, Gaga.”
The 26-year old singer reportedly suffers from synovitis, a painful inflammation of the joints, that apparently stems from an injury she suffered during a show last year. The injury caused a labral tear of the hip that left her unable to walk.
“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,” Lada Gaga tweeted to fans last week.
“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.”
The injury forced Lady Gaga to cancel the 21 remaining concerts of her “Born This Way Ball” tour.
“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,” tour promoter Live Nation said in a statement last week.
Lady Gaga had been on tour since last April. No timetable has been set for her to return to performing.
“I hope you can forgive me, as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself. I’m devastated & sad. It will hopefully heal as soon as possible. I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and I’m sorry,” the pop star tweeted to her fans.