Lady Gaga reveals she broke her hip on 'Born This Way' world tour

Singer reveals she had "a hole in my hip the size of a quarter" following injury

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has spoken about the hip injury which derailed her Born This Way world tour earlier this year.

The singer was 10 months into an extensive world tour in February when injury ruled her out of completing the scheduled dates.

Speaking to Women’s Wear Daily and revealing that for the first time that she broke her hip, Gaga said: "My injury was actually a lot worse than just a labral tear. I had broken my hip. Nobody knew, and I haven’t even told the fans yet. 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."

However, Gaga didn't use her time off to simply recover, she also found time to focus on her plans for new album 'ARTPOP'. "I had six months to beef up my brain and my body," she says. "I got to put a giant white or black sheet of paint over my whole canvas and I got to review 'ARTPOP' again. 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."

Earlier this week Gaga confirmed that the first single from her new album 'ARTPOP' will be titled 'Applause'. The popstar shared the artwork and song title for the single, due for release on August 19, with her fans over the weekend. Gaga revealed that she chose the artwork, which shows a close up of her face smeared in paint, to show a more vulnerable side that she does not often share with the public.

Earlier this month (July 12), Gaga revealed that 'ARTPOP' will be released as part of an app on November 11. According to the statement, "the app itself is a musical and visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion and technology with a new interactive worldwide community".

Read More On This Artist

Lady Gaga Merchandise
More News
Ryan Adams performs acoustic version of 'Gimme Something Good' on US TV
Alt-J play biggest headline show of their career at London's O2 Arena
Groove Armada lead latest Isle Of Wight Festival line-up additions
Lil Wayne reportedly set to sue Cash Money boss Birdman for $8m
Guitar owned by Johnny Ramone sells at auction for £47,950
Pond reveal epic 'Man It Feels Like Space Again' video - watch
Noel Gallagher says Oasis will only ever reform 'for the money'
Arca says working with Bjork on 'Vulnicura' was 'everything an artistic...
Aphex Twin streams 'Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments PT2' EP - listen
Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore separate after five years of marriage
Fall Out Boy team up with Wiz Khalifa on 'Uma Thurman' remix - listen
Danny Brown, Big Sean feature in Eminem's 'Detroit Vs Everybody' video - watch
Bob Dylan to gift new album to 50,000 senior citizens
Catfish And The Bottlemen add second London O2 Academy Brixton show
Run The Jewels campaign for NME Awards votes - watch
Alt-J, The Chemical Brothers, Hozier to headline Longitude Festival
First official image released from Kurt Cobain film 'Cobain: Montage of Heck'
PJ Harvey completes first week of recording new album at Somerset House
Mike Tyson reveals his rap on new Madonna album was inspired by Italian dictator Mussolini
The Maccabees to play 'warm-up' show in Sheffield in February
Photo showing Pete Doherty and Carl Barât writing new Libertines material posted online
The Vaccines: 'New album 'English Graffiti' includes biggest song we've ever...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM