Gaga's injury was more serious than first thought

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Lady Gaga has revealed that she actually broke her hip during her Born This Way tour.

The Telephone singer was forced to cancel several shows earlier this year after severely injuring her hipbone and she’s now admitted that it was much more serious than she let on at the time.

My injury was actually a lot worse than just a labral tear,’ says Gaga, 27.

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.’

Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, had surgery on the injury in February and was forced to take several months off work during her recovery.

She was often seen out and about in a designer wheelchair.

But the singer admits that the downtime was productive, giving her time to work on upcoming third album ARTPOP.

I had six months to beef up my brain and my body,’ the songstress tells Women’s Wear Daily.

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.’

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