Contrary to best hopes for a quick recovery, according to a New York Times (NYT) report on Thursday, Feb. 14, Lady Gaga's recovery from likely surgery to repair torn soft tissues in her hip joint may "may take months for her to recover." The condition is known as a "hip labral tear."
After first canceling four concerts, Lady Gaga succumbed to the pain and inflammation, finally having to give up and cancel the remaining concerts of her "Born This Way Ball" tour. Today, disappointed fans who had bought tickets for the called-off concerts may avail themselves of refunds at the point of purchase of their tickets.
The Mayo Clinic describes a hip labral tear as common to athletes who "participate in such sports as ice hockey, soccer, football, golf and ballet." Just five days ago, when it was announced that St. Louis Blues star player Jamie Langenbrunner would undergo the same kind of hip surgery Lady Gaga may require, a worst-case scenario was described, saying "the surgery would lead to a five to six month rehabilitation process."
A Twitter fan bemoaned the cancellation, "Ohh noo, #Ladygaga cancelled her DC concert ... Boo-hoo, I have been waiting for this concert soo long." Get well tweets have not yet started coming in from Gaga's fans.