Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:56 AM ET
Lady Gaga had to reluctantly pull the plug on her Born This Way Ball tour after suffering a hip injury. But she still managed to stage a very personal appearance for one very special fan, who scored a plum front-row seat.
On Wednesday, the pop star met with a young girl suffering from a terminal heart condition who traveled from Wisconsin to Chicago to see Gaga's show, only to discover that the singer had to cancel the tour.
Per local reports, Gaga swung by to visit 5-year-old Kayleigh Gurbynski, who'd been diagnosed with a hypoplastic left heart and Turner's Syndrome.
The meeting, which happened in Chicago, had reportedly been orchestrated by local radio-show host Tony Waitekus, who reached out to Gaga's camp to see if the eager Little Monster could score some face time with Mother Monster.
And even if the show didn't go on, Gaga's get-together with Kayleigh did -- a poignant moment that Waitekus chronicled on his radio station's Facebook page.
"Even though Lady Gaga was not well enough to do the show tonight due to Doctors order (suffering from joint pain), Lady Gaga made it a point of still meeting Kayleigh!," he wrote. "Fantastic for Kayleigh and my hats off to Lady Gaga and her people for making this happen!"
On Tuesday, the 26-year-old songbird revealed that she was in too much pain to walk and decided to postpone four concert dates.
But a day later, Gaga's tour promoter, Live Nation, announced that it was scrapping all remaining tour dates after the star was diagnosed with a hip injury that will require surgery.
"After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip," Live Nation said in a statement. "She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict down time to recover. This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour so she can heal."
Injury or not, it's great to know that Gaga will still always make time for her Little Monsters, especially those most in need.