Lady Gaga has cancelled the rest of her Born This Way Ball world tour due to injury, it has been announced.
The singer, who originally cancelled just four US gigs, has been forced to end the tour completely after her injuries were revealed to be more serious than previously thought.
Tour promoter, Live Nation confirmed the news in a statement, which read:
“After additional tests 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 downtime to recover. This, unfortunately, will force her to cancel the [Born This Way Ball] tour so she can heal.”
The 26-year-old star also commented on the news directly through her Twitter account, posting a series of tweets to her ‘little monsters’:
“There’s an unfortunate announcement coming out right now, concerning myself and the Born This Ball. I’m so sorry. I barely know what to say.
“I’ve been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for sometime now, over the past month it has worsened. I’ve been praying it would heal.
“I hid it from my staff, I didn’t want to disappoint my amazing fans. However after last night’s performance I could not walk and still can’t.”
Live Nation has said that fans who have tickets for the cancelled dates will be able to receive a refund.
The Born This Way Ball kicked off on 27 April 2012 in South Korea. It was set to run until 20 March 2013, with the final dates to take place in the US and Canada.