During the height of her career, Lady Gaga was forced to go on hiatus because of a debilitating hip injury, and now the eccentric songstress is ready to talk about her struggle.
In a new interview with WWD, the Born This Way babe shared that had she not decided to bow out, things could have been considerably worse.
“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.”
During her downtime, Gaga made the most of her open schedule. “I had six months to beef up my brain and my body. 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.”