Lady Gaga Cancels Entire Born This Way Ball Tour to Undergo Surgery
That's the desperately apologetic message that Lady Gaga sent out to all her Little Monsters after being forced to suddenly cancel four Born This Way Ball Tour dates because she "could not walk" following Monday's show.
"I've been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for sometime now," Gaga tweeted, explaining her condition, "over the past month it has worsened. I've been praying it would heal."
But it's only gotten worse. And now Mother Monster has nixed the rest of her tour.
According to her Twitter, the original diagnosis was "a case of synovitis, (severe inflammation of joints)." But today, doctors confirmed that Gaga's condition is so serious that it'll require surgery and a long hiatus from the stage.
Lady Gaga's Canceled Born This Way Ball Tour Dates
February 13 Chicago, IL, United Center*
February 14 Chicago, IL, United Center*
February 16 Detroit, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills*
February 17 Hamilton, ON, Copps Colliseum*
February 19 Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
February 20 Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
February 22 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
February 23 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
February 25 Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
February 27 Boston, MA, TD Garden
March 2 University Park, PA, Bryce Jordan Center
March 3 Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
March 6 Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
March 7 Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
March 10 Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
March 11 Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
March 13 Tampa, FL, Tampa Bay Times Forum
March 15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
March 16 Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
March 18 Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum Complex
March 20 Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
*Four originally canceled shows
"After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue," a statement from the pop star's camp reads, "it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip caused by strenuous repetitive movements in her performances."
"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."
Sorry, Little Monsters.
CANCELED Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball Tour. Saturday, March 16, 2013. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 786-777-1000 or visit aaarena.com.
CANCELED Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball Tour. Friday, March 15, 2013. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise. Call 954-835-8000 or visit thebbtcenter.com.
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