Lady Gaga has canceled the remainder of her world tour to undergo surgery on her hip.
Mother Monster scrapped several shows on her Born This Way Ball trek in the U.S. on Tuesday after being diagnosed with synovitis, a severe inflammation of the joints.
The singer told fans she was "completely devastated" about having to axe three concerts, but now it appears her hopes of getting back on stage later this month have been completely dashed - the star has been told she will need an operation to treat the injured hip.
The surgery has forced her to cancel the rest of her tour, which runs until the end of March.
A statement from promoters Live Nation reads, "Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball performances have been canceled.
"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 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."
In her statement earlier this week, Gaga told fans that she was suffering "chronic pain" as a result of a past stage injury.
There's an unfortunate announcement coming out right now, concerning myself and the Born This Ball. Im so sorry. I barely know what to say.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 12, 2013
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— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 12, 2013
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— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 12, 2013
To the fans in Chicago Detroit & Hamilton I hope you can forgive me, as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself. Im devasted & sad— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 12, 2013
It will hopefully heal as soon as possible, I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and Im sorry.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 12, 2013
Due to a case of synovitis, (severe inflammation of joints) Gaga’s doctor has ordered her to postpone show in Chicago, Detroit + Hamilton— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 12, 2013
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