All the little monsters out there have not heard much about Lady Gaga in the past few months. This is pretty shocking since she is usually a pretty vocal person. The last people heard about her, she was having hip surgery. Most assumed that this was just for a labral tear. However, it now appears that surgery was a lot more serious than that.
Lady Gaga has been popping up all over the news again recently. This mostly has to do with the fact that her new single, Applause, comes out on Aug. 19. This will be followed by her next album, ARTPOP, on Nov. 11. In order to promote this new single and album, Lady Gaga has been doing interviews with a number of big name media sources. One of the most common questions she keeps getting asked is, “Where have you been for the past few months?” After all, she has been out of the public eye since back in early February.
In a recent interview with WWD, Lady Gaga talked about her hip surgery, which took her out of the public eye. This was the same hip injury that forced her to cancel the rest of her Born This Way Ball Tour. Lady Gaga, who is just 27 years old, said:
“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.”
Of course, being sidelined for all these months really was not a bad thing. This allowed Lady Gaga to sit back and focus completely on making a new single and a new album. The singer added:
“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. I have that feeling, that wonderful feeling, when me, Inez and Brandon look at each other and we go, ‘It’s so good. That’s the one.’”