July 1st, 2013
05:30 PM ET
Lady Gaga made a proud and patriotic return to the stage on Friday after spending time out of the spotlight to recover from an injury.
The singer had been out of commission since February due to a labral tear in her right hip. The injury forced the star to cancel the rest of her "Born This Way Ball" tour earlier this year so that she could undergo surgery and recover.
But on Friday, Gaga made her first public appearance since her operation with a speech and performance at the kickoff event for New York City's Gay Pride Parade.
Along with a speech, Gaga also sang the Star-Spangled Banner:
"It's my LGBT friends and fans who always said to me, 'I knew Lady Gaga when'" she said. "Well, look who the star is now."
Earlier that week, Gaga cheered on the SCOTUS rulings on gay marriage, tweeting, "We stand tall today.#DomaStruckDown So many fought for so long. Be proud, the prejudice are now the minority."
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