After taking a big tumble off stage this week, Lady Gaga didn’t want to disappoint her fans – so she just got straight back up. The singer has now announced that she’s OK, and she shared the news in a very powerful way.
Oh, how we love Lady Gaga. Sure, she’s the mastermind behind some of the decade’s biggest dancefloor hits. And she reduced us all to tears with her performance in last year’s A Star is Born (don’t even try to deny that one). But she’s also always out there, fighting for women’s and LQBTQ+ rights, simply by just doing her thing. Gaga is also a powerful example of how hard work, dedication and talent can pay off – just look at her display of NINE Grammy Awards.
So, when Gaga fell off stage during a performance on Thursday (17 October), it’s no surprise that she reacted with total professionalism and compassion towards the fan who tumbled down with her.
During her Las Vegas Residency Show, Gaga took a pretty big tumble while singing Bad Romance. She had invited a fan onto the stage at Park Theater at Park MGM. Gaga jumped into his arms and they started dancing while locked in the embrace, before both of them fell off the stage.
Of course, plenty of fans filmed the whole thing.
Although the fall looked pretty painful, Gaga simply got back on her feet and said: “I’m OK”. She then went on to finish her performance, complete with vigorous choreography. It was perhaps the ultimate lesson in professionalism (although, nobody would have blamed her for going backstage with a cup of tea and an ice pack instead).
Now, the singer has announced on Twitter that she’s OK. Once more, she did it in a powerful way.
Taking to Twitter on Friday (18 October), Gaga shared an X-ray of her hand making an “OK” sign. She captioned it: “When they have to X-Ray almost your entire body…Just Dance. Gonna be OK.”
What a response, right?
Fans have applauded the star for handling the whole ordeal in her unique Gaga way…
“Lady Gaga gets dropped off stage and falls onto her back and then 2 songs later she still doing the full Bad Romance choreography. She’s a hardcore bitch,” wrote one.
“Gaga urged the fan who accidentally dropped her off stage not to blame himself as he was crying after the incident, she then proceeded to perform the next song with him asking for people on the internet to be kind and not bully him: ‘It takes two to tango’,” shared a fan account from the show.
“Omg! Queen of breaking a fans fall. That self sacrifice to use her own body as a safety cushion! Who else is showing compassion like her?!?!” added another.
Plenty of fans have also sent their best wishes to Gaga, pointing out that it did look like quite a painful tumble.
It is particularly concerning, as Gaga has previously opened up about her often misunderstood chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia. She talks about it in her 2017 Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two.
Speaking about the condition at a press event for the film, she said: “There is an element and a very strong piece of me that believes pain is a microphone. My pain does me no good unless I transform it into something that is [good].
“I hope that people watching it that do struggle with chronic pain know that they are not alone.”
The star also suffered a hip injury while touring in 2013, resulting in her cancelling a number of concerts. The injury left her with synovitis, an inflammation of tissue, and could have ended up requiring a total hip replacement had she continued to perform. Gaga has previously revealed she uses an infrared sauna to try and help manage the pain.
Hopefully, the singer is now resting after what can only be described as an exhausting evening.