Lady Gaga was forced to cancel her Born This Way tour early this year due to injury.  It turns out that her injury was quite serious.

Speaking to Women's Wear Daily Gaga says, “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.” 

Now, Gaga is coming back.  On August 19, she will release Applause, which will be the first single on her upcoming album, ARTPOP.  The album releases on November 11.

Six days later, she will perform live at the MTV Video Music Awards.