Lady Gaga is unable to walk after what has been called a “show injury,” and the pop star was forced to postpone tour dates following the incident.
Fans learned via Twitter that Lady Gaga is unable to walk for at least a week, and the star seemed defeated and critical of her inability to soldier through the injury as she revealed it’s severity to her followers.
Gaga is unable to walk, she says, due to synovitis, a severe inflammation of the joints.
The singer, real name Stefani Germanotta, didn’t say how she hurt herself performing or how she is handling the setback. The star began:
“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.”
It was then Gaga revealed she’s unable to walk, expressing hope that the inflammation will abate for next week’s dates. She continues:
“However after last night’s performance I could not walk and still can’t. It will hopefully heal as soon as possible, I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and [I'm] sorry.”
“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 being unable to walk is the most recent sudden illness to strike a beloved artist on tour. Singer Morrissey was also forced to cancel shows in Chicago and Detroit a few weeks back due to a bladder infection and later had to cancel some dates in Las Vegas as well.
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