Lady Gaga was spotted in Chicago on Friday – riding in a wheelchair!
Gaga announced last week that she was going to have to cancel her ‘Born This Way’ world tour, due to the fact that she’s going to need hip surgery soon.ÃÂ Ã¢â¬ÅAfter 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,Ã¢â¬Â a statement on her Little Monsters site explained.
Ã¢â¬ÅShe 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.Ã¢â¬Â
The picture above was taken by a fan at a Starbucks in Chicago. According to that fan, Gaga said her surgery would take place “within 4 or 5 days.” She’ll be holed up at boyfriend Taylor Kinney’s home, who also lives in Chicago.
Billboard has broken down the economic losses of cancelling a tour on this scale. From ticket refunds, to everything else that goes into a tour (thousands of employees overall), it was a loss of somewhere in the neighborhood of $25 million.
Gaga posted this picture (below) of her wheelchair, writing “This is Emma.”