Recouping Gaga Finds Strength From Her Fans
Lady Gaga is recovering after going under the knife for a hip injury.
Lady Gaga underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in her right hip. Before before the procedure, the pop phenom expressed her gratitude to her fans for their outpouring of support and well wishes on social media.
"Thank you so much for sending me love and support," she tweeted. "I will be dreaming of you."
"Monsters, You really gave me a lot of strength today," she wrote on Littlemonsters.com. "Everything happened so fast, but when it came time to face it I reflected on the many stories and experiences you've shared with me about your lives. Meeting you backstage, reading your letters, watching you communicate with fans from around the globe to form a community that supports one another--You have completely blown my mind."
"As they wheeled me into surgery today, I thought about all of your pain and perseverance, your unique family situations, school environments, health issues, homelessness, identity struggles -- sometimes you are so brave that it terrifies me," she continued. "You have changed my life. I love you and am proud to be a part of your lives. If you can do it, I can do it too, and if we stick together we can get through anything."
Just last week, the injury cause Gaga to cancel the remaining concerts of Born This Way Ball, forcing the refund of roughly 200,000 tickets for 22 dates, which total to a loss of at least $25 million in gross sales, according to Billboard.
Since the announcement, Live Nation touring professionals have been scrambling to shutter one of the most successful pop tours in history. Beyond compensating thwarted concertgoers, many bases must be covered: venues are notified, press releases put out, and all of production is shut down, sending more than 100 strong of cast and crew and all staging equipment packing back to their proper homes.
With Gaga sidelined from the stage, Little Monsters are now left waiting with bated breath for their next dose of their idol, which may well be ARTPOP, her much-anticipated upcoming fourth studio album. The artist plans to release it as an app, as well as on CD and in digital form, this year.
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