Lady Gaga said she has undergone successful surgery to repair an injured hip that forced the pop singer last week to cancel the remainder of her tour.
The star thanked fans in a blog post on her littlemonsters (dot) com fan website on Thursday, saying the surgical setback was "just a bump in the road."
The 26-year-old writes:
"As they wheeled me into surgery, I thought about all of your pain and perseverance, your unique family situations, school environments, health issues, homelessness, identity struggles."
"So I thought to myself, 'I'm alive; I'm living my dream.'"
"This is just a bump in the road."
A labral tear of her right hip was what sidelined Gaga, leaving her unable to walk. No timetable has been set for her to return, but she will require "strict downtime."
The injury, while specifically not something anyone predicted, wasn't all that surprising to those familiar with Lady Gaga and how dedicated she is to her craft.
She's been on the road pretty much non-stop for two years, performing concerts on six continents, while doing albums, TV and other work in between.
Be well, Mother Monster. Be well. We anticipate your return and all the catchy tunes, outrageous fashion and Lady Gaga hermaphrodite rumors it will bring.