Pop superstar Lady Gaga was in the news yesterday after synovitis forced her to postpone several of her upcoming shows from the North American portion of her world tour. After the last show she performed, Lady Gaga said she couldn't walk and had no choice but to postpone Wednesday and Thursday's shows in Chicago, as well as Saturday in Detroit and Sunday in Hamilton, Ontario.
Lady Gaga admitted that she hid the problem from her staff for a month, hoping it would heal. Many of the news reports, such as Radar Online, referred to Lady Gaga's most recent problem as a "show injury". You may recall, though, that in 2010, Lady Gaga was tested for lupus and reportedly had an aunt who died of the disease. At that time, Lady Gaga said she tested positive for borderline lupus. Could her most recent problems with synovitis more likely be related to lupus than an injury? One thing is for sure. Her beloved Little Monsters (that's what she calls her fans) and people who know how debilitating lupus and other arthritis-related conditions can be, are pulling for her and hoping she will get well soon!
UPDATE 02/14/2013: Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel her remaining tour dates. Tests have revealed that she has a labral tear of the right hip which will require surgery. Read more about Labral Tear of the Hip.
UPDATE 02/20/2013: Lady Gaga had surgery to repair hip.
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