Monday 24 November 2014

Gold-plated Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is obviously a glass-half-full kind of girl. Admittedly it would be a diamond-encrusted glass filled with champagne made by Franciscan monks who have taken a vow of silence so as not to disturb the delicate harmony of the drink, but it is a glass half-full nonetheless.

Most of us would probably view a nasty hip operation as a major hassle, requiring a significant amount of time off work while moping around at home in a manky old pair of tracksuit bottoms watching reruns of Deal or No Deal.

Not Lady Gaga. When the docs ordered that she must spend some time in a wheelchair after surgery on a labral tear, she saw it as just another opportunity to accessorise.

It is unclear exactly how much Gaga spent pimping her ride, but we do know that her wheelchair is plated in 24-carat gold, has a leg rest, a removable leather canopy, has gold spokes and is known as 'The Chariot'.

So, basically it's better than most people's home.

Of course, they say it can hurt to look good and, with all the effort put in to vajazzling her wheels, it seems that Lady Gaga decided it didn't suit the flow of the chair to have some electrics fitted and so has to push herself around, which may or may not be the best recuperation for a hip operation.

But who really cares when you've got a gold-plated wheelchair?

From fashion trailblazer to retirement-home icon: Lady Gaga has got all the bases covered. Covered in gold.

Evan Fanning

Irish Independent

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