If you haven't already caught Lady Gaga on tour in North America this year, you''ll have to wait a little bit longer.
After originally postponing four dates in Chicago, Detroit, and Hamilton, ON on Tuesday due to synovitis (severe inflammation of joints), Live Nation Global Touring now confirms that the remainder of the Born This Way Ball tour has been canceled because of a "labral tear of the right hip" suffered by Gaga.
The labrum is a type of cartilage that surrounds the the socket of ball-and-socket joints, like the hip. Symptoms include groin pain, clicking and snapping sensations in the hip, and limited motion of the hip joint.
Gaga will require surgery and strict down time to recover.
Including the postponed dates, 21 dates have now been canceled. Refunds for the canceled performances will be available at point of purchase starting Feb. 14, 2013.
No word on if the canceled dates will be rescheduled at some point in the future.
The official press release reads:
"Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball performances have been cancelled. After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip. She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict down time to recover. This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour, so she can heal."
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