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Lady Gaga cancels tour, will have hip surgery

By CNN Staff
February 15, 2013 -- Updated 1553 GMT (2353 HKT)
Lady Gaga gave a performance at the 2014 SXSW festival that included "vomit art," which she later explained at a keynote address was all about promoting the freedom of artistic expression. "Things that are really, really strange and feel really wrong can really change the world," she said. "I'm not saying vomit's going to change the world. ... It's truly just what we wanted to create and do." How does the singer's SXSW appearance hold up against her other spectacular looks? Lady Gaga gave a performance at the 2014 SXSW festival that included "vomit art," which she later explained at a keynote address was all about promoting the freedom of artistic expression. "Things that are really, really strange and feel really wrong can really change the world," she said. "I'm not saying vomit's going to change the world. ... It's truly just what we wanted to create and do." How does the singer's SXSW appearance hold up against her other spectacular looks?
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Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lady Gaga cancels tour, will have hip surgery to repair tear
  • Singer will need "strict down time to recover," tour operator says
  • She said Tuesday that she had been hiding her injury

(CNN) -- Superstar Lady Gaga will have surgery to repair a tear in her hip and has canceled the rest of her "Born This Way Ball" tour, Live Nation announced Wednesday.

The singer has a labral tear of the right hip caused by strenuous repetitive movements, the tour operator said. "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," a statement said.

Gaga said Tuesday that several shows would be postponed because of an injury she had been hiding. "I've been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for sometime now, over the past month it has worsened," she tweeted Tuesday afternoon. "I've been praying it would heal."

Fan makes life-size Lady Gaga cake

On Tuesday, the singer described her injury as synovitis, a severe inflammation of joints.

Fans can get refunds for the canceled performances at point of purchase starting Thursday, Live Nation said.

Photos: Before she was Lady Gaga

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