There’s a big upside to celebrity but then there is the downside, no private life being one. But physical injury is another if you are a sports star or a very energetic pop star.
So first A-Rod, Yankees hotshot has a torn labrun in the left hip and has to have hip surgery to get himself back in the game. A-Rod has actually now had both his hips operated on, the right having been fixed up in 2009.
And then later Lady Gaga has the same injury as A-Rod only in her right hip and they meet up in the waiting room of the surgeon who is treating them both, Dr Bryan Kelly. Reportedly A-Rod assured Gaga that the surgery was a breeze.
Sports stars are used to having their torn muscles and battered bodies dissected in minute detail by the sports commentariat.
It’s not so usual for a pop star to get the same treatment. But Lady Gaga has forged a particularly close relationship with her fan base and all details of her injury and op have been made fully public.
The Yankees are hanging on A-Rod’s recovery and Lady Gaga’s fans on hers. Get well soon both of you, we respect the injuries you’ve received in giving your all for your sport and your fanbase. LIKE plucky celebs.