Lady Gaga‘s health problems were severe enough that the superstar had to cancel her tour, but at least her attitude remains characteristically positive. Wednesday morning (February 20), she tweeted that she was heading into surgery, writing: ”Going in for surgery now. Thank you so much for sending me love and support. I will be dreaming of you.”
And lo! The mountain-moving good juju of all Little Monsters collectively praying for their queen was enough to keep Gaga’s anxieties at bay, as she shared in a post with her fans that she was inspired by their resilience. Read her full letter below.
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