July 31, 2013 / 8:42 PM / in 4 years

Lady Gaga: there were 'giant craters' in my injured hip

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga had a “huge breakage” and “giant craters” in her right hip that forced the pop singer to cancel about two dozen concerts this year and undergo surgery.

Singer Lady Gaga speaks at a rally in Portland, Maine, September 20, 2010 urging members of the Senate to repeal the military rule banning openly gay people from serving in the armed forces. REUTERS/Joel Page

Her tour promoter, Live Nation, said in February that the “Born This Way” singer was treated for a labral tear in her right hip.

“My injury was actually a lot worse than just a labral tear,” Lady Gaga told Women’s Wear Daily magazine this week. “I had a broken hip.”

Lady Gaga, 27, said her doctor warned that if she had performed one more dance-filled concert, she may have needed a hip replacement.

“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,” the Grammy-winning singer said.

“I had a tear on the inside of my joint and a huge breakage.”

In August, the singer will return to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she is expected to perform a new single from her upcoming album.

Lady Gaga is scheduled to release her third studio album, “ARTPOP,” in November. Named the top-earning musician under 30 by Forbes, she earned an estimated $80 million in the past year.

Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Mary Milliken and Stacey Joyce

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