(NEW YORK) — Lady Gaga underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in her hip.
“Going in for surgery now,” the singer tweeted. “Thank you so much for sending me love and support. I will be dreaming of you.”
The singer, 26, announced Feb. 12 that she is suffering from synovitis, an inflammation of the joints that can cause significant pain, swelling and reduced range of motion. Subsequent tests revealed that she had a labral tear in her right hip.
The labrum is a layer of muscle that helps holds the ball-shaped hip joint in place. Gaga’s team previously said the surgery will require strict downtime.
The injury had already forced Gaga to announce last week that she was canceling the remaining dates on her “Born This Way” tour. The pop star had previously canceled four dates on the tour, explaining in a tweet to fans that she’d been hiding a show injury that had gotten worse.
There were 21 shows left on her tour. People holding tickets for the canceled shows will receive refunds.
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