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(Yahoo!) - Calling all Little Monsters: Brace yourself, because Lady Gaga has some disappointing news to share. The singer announced Tuesday she must put a temporary halt on her Born This Way Ball due to an injury that's forcing her off stage for a few dates.

Gaga, of all stars, knows how devoted her fans are--and how devoted she is to them--so her announcement on Twitter was gravely worded.

Gaga is under doctor's orders to postpone her upcoming dates in Chicago; Detroit; and Hamilton, Ontario. Her diagnosis is synovitis, which is a severe inflammation of the joints.

Aw, shucks, Gaga--we're sure everyone understands. It's certainly disappointing...but sit back and get some rest, already!

Those who were going to attend the postponed dates are advised to hold on to their tickets, as Gaga plans to reschedule them as soon as possible. Her additional dates on the are expected to be unaffected and continue as scheduled. Fans can check in at her official site for up-to-date info.


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