Lady Gaga cancels tour to have hip surgery

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:14 EDT
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Lady Gaga has canceled the rest of her “Born This Way Ball” tour due to a long-standing hip problem that requires surgery.

In a series of tweets, Lady Gaga said she had been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for some time and that it had worsened over the past month.

“I hid it from my staff, I didn’t want to disappoint my amazing fans,” she tweeted.

The latest tweet described her condition as a case of synovitis, an inflammation of the joints.

Tour operator Live Nation Global Touring said the superstar singer has a labral tear of the right hip.

“She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict down time to recover,” said a statement. “This unfortunately will force her to cancel the tour so she can heal.”

Live Nation said refunds for the canceled performances will be available starting Thursday.

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