by JASMINE ELSHAMY Photo & Video Editor
Pop icon Lady Gaga’s concert, the Born This Way Ball, has been cancelled due to Gaga having serious injuries in her hip. This has brought an end no one was ready for to the last leg of the tour, the Northeast of America.
Due to a case of synovitis (severe inflammation of joints), Gaga’s doctor ordered her to postpone the shows, which then led to a complete cancellation of the tour. She has a labral tear in her hip, which she was unaware of, and continued to perform with, despite the amount of pain it was causing her.
“I’m really devastated and disappointed when I found out my ball was cancelled. It was five days away. I was so excited, but I understand that Gaga needs to rest and take care of herself first,” says senior Sam Cicatello.
Seeing as she could not even walk after her last concert, Gaga had to go in for surgery on Wednesday, February 20. She will need much downtime to recover, forcing her to cancel the tour.
“I am completely devastated and heartsick. I’ve been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night’s performance I could not walk. To the fans in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton, I hope you can forgive me as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself right now. I would do anything for you. I will hopefully heal as soon as possible and be at 500% again, which is what you deserve,” said Gaga on both her social network, LittleMonsters.com, and her twitter.
While off from her tour, Gaga visited one of her sick fans, and then named her wheelchair after the girl: Emma. She tweeted the picture of the wheelchair after coming out of surgery.
“Gaga is my idol, I worship the woman. I’ve been waiting three years to see her perform live, and then this happened. I love her to pieces and definitely want her to get better, but I am still really sad I won’t get to see the woman who changed my life,” says freshman Toni Rothchild.