Lady Gaga has undergone hip surgery after a concert injury left her immobile last month and forced her to cancel the remainder of her "Born This Way Ball" tour.
In a note posted late Wednesday on her Little Monsters blog, the singer, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, thanked fans and said that they had given her "a lot of strength" during her surgery.
"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," she wrote.
The 26-year-old was experiencing chronic pain that was the result of an unidentified show injury that she hid from her staff for a month. The injury caused a labral tear of the hip and prevented Gaga from walking, let alone performing in her theatrical shows.