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Lady Gaga is taking a break from touring for the sake of her health. After suffering an injury during a show that has gotten worse -- to the point where she can't walk -- the Mother Monster has been forced to cancel her Born This Way Ball Tour, concert promoter Live Nation announced on its website on Wednesday. Doctors have discovered a labral tear in her right hip.
"She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict down time to recover," the statement reads. Fans will be refunded for their tickets.
Gaga initially tweeted on Tuesday that several dates on the tour would be postponed. "I've been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for sometime now, over the past month it has worsened. I've been praying it would heal," she wrote, saying the injury is synovitis, a severe inflammation of the joints. "It will hopefully heal as soon as possible, I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and Im sorry."
Now that she's revealed her pain, the singer has more than her own prayers to help her get better. Little Monsters around the world gathered to send well wishes and personalized images to Lady Gaga to try to encourage her healthy recovery. We've compiled some of the sweetest -- and strangest -- below:
"Pray for you, you're strong. #PrayForGaga @ladygaga" -- Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)
"hello beautiful, I just hope you can recover soon really hurts you're so strong and I want to see you next time I send you a huge hug and a big kiss I love you So Much ♥ u r my life." -- John Ortiz via Facebook
"Girl you got Lyme Disease, find urself a Lyme literate doctor ASAP...they'll get u on some anti-biotics and u be right as rain." -- Tracy Podu via Facebook
"Get well soon gaga! you are like our oxygen, a part essential of our live, from Spain we wish you a quick recovery..." -- Jesus Garvin Campos via Facebook
"Gaga loves us so much that she'd keep performing even tho she gets really hurt. @ladygaga Gaga, we understand. Dont do this to yourself." -- ARTPOP x Lady Gaga (@HausOfKath)
"I just want to run to you. Kiss your wounds and mend your heart." -- Ellie Everett via Facebook
"Gaga has always been here for us. We're here for you, always and forever. Because of ü, I've learned to love myself for who I am." -- EVAN MIXON (@EVANMIXON)
"Well they say love hurts :) You should rest now. And ofc we understand if you cant perform atm. The most important thing is that you will be okay. Good is worth waiting. And you are more than good. We will send you our strength to help you get over this." -- Petteri Mansikka via Facebook
"Hey Lady Gaga, hope you feel better soon. I had synovitis several years ago and it was one of the first symptoms of my lupus. It took them years to diagnose it - I hope you don't have lupus but just wanted to share that in case your doctors haven't been able to figure out the cause. Rest well and get better!" -- Mandy Burger via Facebook
"34 Million monsters are praying for you @ladygaga, we can wait for the shows, but you can work for ARTPOP if you want. :) #PrayForGaga" -- Memes México (@MemesMexico)
"You have to understand that we're not even thinking about the postponed shows anymore. All we can think about is YOU." -- Lady Gaga † Elena (@slutcorn)
"From a Gaga Monster's Mom...thank you for the memorable show you did in Montreal! Thank you for the messages you give of love and self love in your music. You are a-okay in my book! Get better soon!!" -- Aura-Lee McDonald via Facebook
"Stay strong @ladygaga, because you made us strong." -- Lady Gaga Promo (@proudofladygaga) February 13, 2013
"Lady Gaga is the only artist who gives everything for her fans. #PrayForGaga @ladygaga We love you ♥ #GetWellSoon" -- Lady Gaga (@jakexmonster)
"Lady Gaga is devastated and feels she is letting her fans down. Gaga, don't worry about us! We love you. #PrayForGaga" -- Duncan ARTPOP(@DurtyMonster)
"Praying so hard for you! I have tickets for both nights in Philly, but u have to be 1000 times better before u can do another show. You have to do it for yourself because you are important! I know its disheartening for little monster and especially for you, but ur health is 10 times more important right now. I love u so much and am praying so hard for you. I love u so much!" -- Sarah Lynn via Facebook
"my 4 year old daughter just saw that your not feeling well and she wanted to send you a pic but i told her i wasn't sure how to do that so she wanted to tell you she hopes you get better soon and she sends you hugs." -- Sabrina Mathwig via Facebook
"Lady Gaga: the only artist who actually cares about making a change. So Stay Strong." -- Lady Gaga (@ladygagaloo)