Lady Gaga is back. After roughly six months off the radar, the singer is in the spotlight again, and ready to make her comeback. Gaga will make her stage debut on the MTV VMA’s stage in August, where she’ll perform her new single, “Applause.” In a new interview with WWD, Gaga reveals that her hip injury was actually much worse than reported. She says she had a broken hip, not just a “labral tear.” The injury forced Gaga to cancel the remainder of her Born This Way Ball world tour.
“My injury was actually a lot worse than just a labral tear,” she says. “I had broken my hip. Nobody knew, and I haven’t even told the fans yet. But when we got all the MRIs finished before I went to surgery there were giant craters, a hole in my hip the size of a quarter, and the cartilage was just hanging out the other side of my hip. I had a tear on the inside of my joint and a huge breakage. The surgeon told me that if I had done another show I might have needed a full hip replacement. I would have been out at least a year, maybe longer.”
Lady Gaga was forced to undergo a rehabilitation period, a time she says was almost as painful as the injury itself. Gaga admits she hadn’t gone without performing for more than two weeks since she was 14 years old. She hunkered down with her friends and fellow artists, and read books, listened to music, and exchaged “creative gifts.”
“I had six months to beef up my brain and my body. I got to put a giant white or black sheet of paint over my whole canvas and I got to review ARTPOP again. I was given the time to really be creative because it’s a gazing process, it really is. I have to gaze into the work for long periods of time for it to be good. I have that feeling, that wonderful feeling, when me, Inez and Brandon look at each other and we go, ‘It’s so good. That’s the one.’”
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