Heartache. Lady Gaga is canceling her Born This Way Ball after being diagnosed with a labral tear in her right hip:

Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of theLady 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 caused by strenuous repetitive movements in her performances. 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. (Source: LittleMonsters.)

Labral tears are often caused by a condition called femoacetabular impingement (FAI) — basically, the head of the femur does not fit correctly in the hip socket, causing the femur’s head to rub against the labrum.

This video shows what the problem probably is, and how it will likely be fixed:


FAI may be congenital, so there’s a good chance Gaga was born this way.

Her fans, known as Little Monsters, are devastated, and a few of them are playing fast and loose with the facts:

She didn’t break her hip and won’t need a hip replacement.

Best of all, labral tears can be fixed. Sprinter Tyson Gay finished 4th in the Olympic 100 meters last summer just one year after he underwent labral repair surgery.

Our guess is that Gaga will be treated by Marc Philippon, a Vail, Colo., surgeon who has been called “hip doctor of the stars.

In addition to Gay, Philippon performed surgery on baseball player Alex Rodriguez and golfer Greg Norman.

We wish Gaga a speedy recovery.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Get better soon, Gaga! =(

  • CarlaJD

    I had similar issue six years ago.. Had Hip Resurfacing. Will have same thing done in a few months to the other hip. Intensive therapy and recovery. Good Luck

  • AdoEdem

    Ouch. Not a fan of hers by any means, but that’s no fun. Do hope they fix her up soon.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    “labral”………. Read that REALLY WRONG at first. O.o

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      yeah me too LOL

  • BlueGood

    Was that the labrum minora or majora?…..I always get those things confused…~giggle snort~

  • Maxx

    That helmet looks like the rig that sent Jodie Foster across the universe in “Contact.”

    • SansMercy

      It’s the same thing. Jodie is still stuck in that alternate universe which we now know is lady gaga’s head. #fact

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    tore my rt shoulder one 2/3 off bone. dislocated shoulder (partially) 15x a day.
    2 bone anchors holding it together.

  • DrSamHerman

    Why is she wearing the metal framework from a 50’s Rand-McNally globe on her head?

  • http://twitter.com/WaltSanDiego W Tendler

    Dr. Philippon performs about 200 more arthroscopic hip surgeries per year than anyone else in the world. He is excellent. Golf: Brandt Snedeker won at Torrey Pines in 2012 just 90 days after Dr. Marc Philippon repaired his hip.