Lady Gaga Cancels Remainder Of Her “Born This Way Ball” Tour

lady_gaga_rainbow_thRepresentatives for Lady Gaga have announced that the singer is canceling the remainder of her Born This Way tour. No, Mother Monster isn’t sore about being dethroned Queen of the Internet. She’s suffering from a busted hip.

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.

Refunds for the cancelled performances will be available at point of purchase starting Feb 14, 2013.

Get well, Gaga—and maybe try wearing some sensible shows for the time being.

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  • hyhybt

    A much better reason than some have given for canceling tours. Hope she heals well.

  • jerdo87

    I am sure it has nothing to do with disappointing sales, and touring on an album that is over two years old…

  • Anthagio

    @jerdo87: It has nothing to do with that, she has a torn hip. Despite what many (Madonna fans) have tried to claim, the show has been sold out from the beginning.

  • Red Meat

    Madonna fanatics are having a field day.

  • WayDifferent

    Low ticket sales. Already a has-been primed for the nightclub circuit. Next?

  • technicolornina

    @jerdo87: I was lucky enough to catch the tour in Phoenix, and the house was PACKED (I was waaaaaaaaaaaay up in the Poor People’s Section and there was not a single empty seat in my section, in the section to the left of me, or in the section to the right of me–and when everybody whipped out their cell phones for Telephone the place lit up like the Fourth of July). I also watched this gloriously crazy bitch dance her ass off for TWO AND A HALF HOURS. Torn hip? I believe it. You don’t spend two and a half hours dancing, being lifted and dancing in the air, doing splits, playing the piano with your feet, etc. and so forth without running some risk. And it only gets worse as you do it repetitively (this is why gymnasts are often retired by age 20–the risk of stress fractures from repeating the same intricate, precise moves grows too great).

    I feel bad for Gaga–hip injuries are nothing to laugh at and it may well be that her dancing days are over (and she’s a freaking amazing dancer). And I feel bad for the thousands of disappointed Gaga fans. If I had a way to transplant them all into my sold-out venue, we’d have a party.

    And all of you complaining about Gaga: all of the profits from this tour went to the Born This Way Foundation and to local (in the city she was playing on any given night) resources for homeless gay youth. That’s a few million dollars to help our communities and our kids. What have YOU done today?

  • c_hay

    I just saw her last friday in toronto. It was absolutely packed, every seat in the house was taken. Lucked out I suppose, as I think it was one of her last shows.

  • jerdo87

    @technicolornina: Don’t get me wrong, I love Gaga, and I hope everything she gets well soon. Touring on an album that is two years old would be a hard task for anyone. Your show may have been at a high capacity, but a high number of those tickets were probably radio winners or “handoutish.” I am excited to see what Gaga has next because BTW was a disappoint me after The Fame and the superb The Fame Monster. I am just worried she exploded too fast and will be a Tiffany instead of Madonna. If you ask me Ke$ha will be the heir to Madonna’s longevity throne.

  • technicolornina

    @jerdo87: Well, part of the problem is she can’t be everywhere at once. The Eurasian tour was like a year long.

    I’m excited for ARTPOP, but also worried that instead of doing the smart thing (push the album back from September to November; wait til at least next March to tour it) she’ll keep on with the breakneck pace, and it’ll kill her. Literally. Or as I put it to my mom, “Let’s just say I’ll breathe a huge sigh of relief when she turns 28.” Do I think she’ll peak and go away? No. I think she’ll be with us for a long, LONG time, especially since ARTPOP is apparently a complete departure from what she’s done before. But I do think Born This Way was her version of the “sophomore slump.” Let’s see what she can do once she’s healed and rested.

    I do agree with you on Ke$ha, though. She doesn’t get enough credit for what she can do (she also doesn’t help her own case, but holy shit, I’ve seen her live too and THE BITCH CAN SING). I hear a lot of people talk about how she’s a flash in the pan and I just go “uh . . . . huh. Right.” (I’m going to be an entitled fangirl now: Dammit, Kesha, you and Adam Lambert BOTH said you wanted to duet with each other, GIVE ME MY FUCKING DUET YOU’RE TWO OF MY FAVOURITE SINGERS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Okay, I’m done.)

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