Lady Gaga had a hole in her hip 'the size of a quarter'
July 30th, 2013
05:20 PM ET

Lady Gaga had a hole in her hip 'the size of a quarter'

When Lady Gaga canceled the remainder of her "Born This Way Ball" tour, she was actually in much worse shape than she let on.

At the time, it was said that the star had a "labral tear of the right hip," but in actuality, she tells Women's Wear Daily, "I had broken my hip."

"Nobody knew, and I haven’t even told the fans yet," Gaga went on. "But when we got all the MRIs finished before I went to surgery there were giant craters, a hole in my hip the size of a quarter, and the cartilage was just hanging out the other side of my hip. I had a tear on the inside of my joint and a huge breakage. The surgeon told me that if I had done another show I might have needed a full hip replacement. I would have been out at least a year, maybe longer.”

Thankfully, she stopped when she did. The Mother Monster has been recuperating since February, and is now preparing to release a new single, "Applause," from a new album, "ARTPOP," which is due out November 11.

Better still, she's planning to make her comeback performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25.

But in addition to recuperating physically, Gaga took some time to refresh her artistic perspective.

“I had six months to beef up my brain and my body," she said. "I was given the time to really be creative because it’s a gazing process, it really is. I have to gaze into the work for long periods of time for it to be good."

That sort of statement is only going to ramp up anticipation for her latest, which we'll get our first taste of when "Applause" arrives August 19.

Although the cover art seems melancholy, Gaga said it's actually "very fun."

"It’s full of happiness, because what I’m saying in the song essentially is that I live for the applause," she told WWD. "I live for the way you cheer and scream for me. Give me that thing that I love."

Filed under: Celebrities • Lady Gaga • Music

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  3. emilyledoux

    Jeez, when is her 15 minutes going to be up? Thanks to the media, we are still being forced fed rubbish about no talent, shock motivated celebrities like Gaga.

    August 25, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. New beginnings for fall

    we are out of the box...but you need too know what she did too the patrons all summer

    August 23, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Experience Project

    blocked on this machine...NOT on outside machines...doc her

    August 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Grouch

    I'm going to miss a Lady GAG GAG concert? Yeah, that was the plan.

    August 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. We print your comments every hour for a year now has been

    doc her

    August 20, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gaga

    worst singer in history...break through

    August 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ug

    It matches the one in her head...

    August 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The joke is on you mandy...


    August 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kain

    She fell on stage a couple of times. Not surprising plus she keeps getting so skinny and exposing her bones like that doesn't help.

    August 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. johnny---you have authority too monitor this fat pig.


    August 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hacked inro phone calls and text in car.


    August 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. lgbarn

    The hole is probably where her D!ck used to be

    August 18, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  16. Oddest and 1006...bologna...she doesn't put out too hubs...they all know who she is.


    August 17, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Her Feed Burner Fame is washed up like she is.

    thank you

    August 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Mohammad from Egypt

    whatever happened to the McDonald's train cabooses from the 1970's?
    i came to this country expecting birthday parties at McDonalds and Yar's Revenge on the Atari VCS, and all I get is this CNN crap and rap music.

    August 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  19. bubbabooey

    Enuff hate already. All you people are secretly jealous. You shouldn't be; any sensible person knows that being famous would totally suck.

    August 17, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  20. starfire34

    My husband had hip replacement and was back to work in 6 days. He had broken his hip twice and it had grown crooked from 13 years of age and he had arthristis. Talking about milking it.......

    August 14, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • starfire68

      Your husband is a scammer.
      I had hip replacement surgery and was back on the cement shoveling job THE SAME DAY, 2 hours later.
      I HAVE to inform you that your husband is a weakling and a wuss. HE was milking it.
      Why don't you come join me and I'll show you what a REAL MAN is all about. And it ain't about taking 6 days off from hip surgery.

      August 17, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oddest and 1006

      does not put out.... all mouth

      August 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • fj

      starfire you are the real wimp here. i once had my appendix taken out WITH NO ANESTHESIA. sure it was painful, but i just smoked some blunts and drank some whiskey before the surgery. i wanted to experience surgery without being knocked out. sure it hurt like hell, but it was a real mind trip that'll i'll never forget. my doctor first wouldn't let me do it, but i gave him $3,000 cash under the table and he agreed.

      next surgery scheduled is a root canal. that one too will be without anesthesia.

      August 18, 2013 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Joesense

      you are ALL wussies. i once had a knee replacement during the marathon, it hurt as the doctor had to operate while i was running, but we got into a good rhythm and it was all good. The only sad part was that i came 5th in the race out of 400 people, was looking at something better.

      August 22, 2013 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  21. Truth

    ...a hole in her head the size of a Quarter maybe.

    August 9, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • we have it pumpkin on this machine days ago.

      ain't happening anymore.....he and I are not going too hate each other by immature road blocks anymore.

      green: come home soon

      August 9, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
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    • M.A.P.


      August 9, 2013 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • we have it pumpkin on this machine days ago.

      ain't happening anymore.....he and I are not going too hate each other by immature road blocks anymore.

      green: come home soon

      August 9, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • daryl and daryl

      report JSON also while your at it...thanks.

      August 9, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  23. the 2 are has beens since august 2012

    annie has not had a hit in years ... gaga is so on the way out

    August 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Hienrich

    Lady GaGa is not fit to clean the toilet of a real Diva like Annie Lennox

    August 7, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Odalice Feliz

    Poor woman!

    August 7, 2013 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
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    that would make it 3... 😀

    August 6, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  28. Larry

    A hole in her hip? Could that be the cause of her being b@tsh!t crazy?

    August 6, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  29. We have it...


    August 5, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Stephen

    May not agree with the reason she does it all, which is for recognition from others on this temporary world, however, she was made in the image of God like the rest of the 7 billion of us in the world.

    August 5, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • TenThousandWords

      Was she really born that way, as proclaimed in her song? Or has what was created in God's image ben radically altered?

      August 6, 2013 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  31. the other seit

    no reason too be there either

    August 5, 2013 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  32. timr

    ahhh that explains why she struts around like a drunk chicken on stage lol

    August 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Gork

    Her boobs seem to have deflated. Someone get that lady an air pump!

    August 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |

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      mr&mrs charlie & cecilia rivero GO
      *datsun go*

      August 6, 2013 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  34. GagaTalent

    In all honesty about gaga...I feel she has a fantastic voice, her problem is the dance she can't dance for sh-t.

    August 2, 2013 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
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  38. Real Married Couples

    go on tour? heck no.

    August 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Gang Eye

    She's a disaster....its not about her anyway

    August 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
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    too many "other things" too be concerned with.

    August 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
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  42. Teresa

    She doesn't have to act crazy to get attention. She has massive talent.

    August 1, 2013 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  43. thewordswrighthere

    I'm glad she got it taken care if when she did and I can't wait to hear her new works. She is amazing and I love her message of being unique and confident.

    August 1, 2013 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
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    Has anyone seen my glasses?

    July 31, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
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    I had a PE back in '09 and I didnt cancel m

    July 31, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  47. Repugnant

    Does nellie prefer the kindle over the nook?

    July 31, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  48. Peace ☮

    What's up with the dress? Just a bad fit, I guess.

    July 31, 2013 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • ※Sadie※

      Is she going for the skelotor look or what? That dress was definitely not a good choice for her.

      July 31, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |

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