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Lady Gaga Undergoes Hip Surgery, Thanks Fans in a Letter Hours Later: "You Have Changed My Life"

USMagazine, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7:00am (PST)

Lady Gaga has always had a special relationship with her fans, a.k.a. her Little Monsters. She proved just how special on Wednesday, Feb. 20, when she took to her website to write a letter to her devoted army just hours after she underwent surgery to treat a hip injury.

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In the heartfelt note, Gaga thanked her fans for their support and inspiration amid her recent troubles. (Last week, the 26-year-old "Poker Face" singer was forced to cancel the rest of her Born This Way Ball tour due to a labral tear in her right hip. She was also previously diagnosed with synovitis, or severe joint inflammation.)

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"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," she wrote after her operation on Wednesday.

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"You have completely blown my mind," she continued. "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."

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Mother Monster then went on to say that the injury was just a temporary obstacle in her path, and that she was grateful to be living her dream -- a dream made possible by her multitude of Little Monsters. "You have changed my life," she gushed. "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."

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Lady Gaga Undergoes Hip Surgery, Thanks Fans in a Letter Hours Later: "You Have Changed My Life"

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