Lady Gaga. Photo Reuters
Lady Gaga has cancelled the remainder of her "Born This
Way Ball" concert tour to undergo hip surgery, promoters Live
The 26-year-old singer announced she was suffering from an
inflammation of the joints on Tuesday, but the tour operator
said Gaga's injuries were more serious than she realized.
"After additional tests this morning to review the severity
of the issue, it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a
labral tear of the right hip," Live Nation said in a
"She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by
strict downtime to recover. This, unfortunately, will force
her to cancel the tour so she can heal," it added.
Gaga has been on the road for two years, traveling across six
On Tuesday, she postponed four U.S. shows saying she was
suffering from synovitis that left her temporarily unable to
walk. Synovitis is an inflammation of the joints that
sometimes follows a sprain, strain or injury.
According to her website, the singer was due to play another
20 dates in the United States.
Live Nation said ticket holders would have their money
refunded, starting on Thursday.