What began as four canceled shows to heal some inflamed joints has now turned into the cancellation of the remainder of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball Tour.
On Tuesday, concert promoter Live Nation announced that both Lady Gaga performances scheduled this week, Feb. 13 and 14 at the United Center, as well as two other regional dates were to be postponed.
Wednesday evening, Live Nation announced the cancellation of the remaining 21 dates scheduled through March 20.
The reason given for the original postponement was "a case of synovitis (severe inflammation of joints)."
But now Wednesday's statement says:
After 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. 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.
"I am completely devastated and heartsick," Lady Gaga said in a statement Tuesday. "I've been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night's performance I could not walk."
Refunds for the cancelled performances will be available at point of purchase starting Feb 14.