She's back! Lady Gaga isn't exactly hitting the ground running just yet (literally, anyway), but the singer gave fans hope for her eventual return to the stage on Tuesday, April 2, when she was photographed back on her feet in NYC's East Village.
Gaga, who turned 27 on March 28, decided to forgo her trademark towering heels and outrageous outfit for a relatively demure fur shrug, black pants and low black kitten heels for her first jaunt through the city.
The "Born This Way" singer was photographed in a Louis Vuitton wheelchair less than one week ago during a birthday trip to Chicago on Thursday, March 28, as part of her month-long recovery from a late-February hip surgery.
The pop star was wheeled into Chicago's Spiaggia eatery, where she enjoyed the restaurant's six-course tasting menu with beau Taylor Kinney, 31.
"So many bouquets, chocolates, cupcakes champagne and gifts I feel like a princess," she tweeted at fans on March 29. "Thank you for all your birthday wishes, I'm so lucky."
In late February, the singer was forced to cancel the remainder of her Born This Way Ball Tour after doctors discovered that she had a labial tear in her right hip.
A distraught Gaga took to Twitter to open up about her health scare, expressing her sadness in having to call off the much-anticipated tour.
"I hid it from my staff, I didn't want to disappoint my amazing fans," she wrote at the time. "However after last nights performance I could not walk and still can't."
Fans of the singer can rest assured, however: Gaga's manager Vincent Herbert recently told the New York Daily News that she will be back in the studio in no time.
"I can't wait for the world to hear her new music and see her come back healthy, strong and better than ever," he said.
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