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.