Wednesday morning (Feb. 20), Gaga revealed to fans that she would be undergoing surgery to repair the tear, writing on Twitter, “Going in for surgery now. Thank you so much for sending me love and support. I will be dreaming of you.”
She later gave her fans an update on the Little Monsters website:
Monsters, You really gave me a lot of strength today. Everything happened so fast, but when it came time to face it I reflected on the many stories and experiences you’ve shared with me about your lives. Meeting you backstage, reading your letters, watching you communicate with fans from around the globe to form a community that supports one another–You have completely blown my mind. As they wheeled me into surgery today, I thought about all of your pain and perseverance, your unique family situations, school environments, health issues, homelessness, identity struggles — sometimes you are so brave that it terrifies me. I wonder how it’s even possible.
So I thought to myself, I’m alive, I’m living my dream, and this is just a bump in the road. I’m grateful because this is temporary, and for some it is not. You have changed my life. I love you and am proud to be a part of your lives. If you can do it, I can do it too, and if we stick together we can get through anything. Love, Gaga
Prior to the surgery, Dr. Alexis Colvin, an orthopedic surgeon, though not the one operating on Gaga, told MTV News that the injury is likely from repeated “twisting and turning from dancing.” He adds that a patient having this surgery is usually on crutches for two to four weeks and will need physical therapy, but could be back performing within three to six months.