Be careful what you wish for, or dream up.
Years before she was forced to commission a [article id="1703544"]24-karat gold-plated wheelchair[/article] following [article id="1701886"]hip surgery,[/article] Lady Gaga was already indulging a fetish for medical equipment in some of her early videos.
In the 2009 "Vertigo"-tribute [article id="1612375"]"Paparazzi"[/article] video, Gaga is tossed off a balcony by her lover and, in the next scene, is shown wearing a blinged-out designer neck brace. A dancer then carries her out of her limo and deposits her in, let's be honest, a pretty boring, standard wheelchair.
Pretty soon, the neck brace comes off and Gaga slips into something a bit more uncomfortable in the form of a metal bustier and matching helmet, and hobbles down the purple carpet on a pair of crutches.
Talk about life imitating art!
Along with her jones for ankle-breaking high heels, before she actually needed a surgeon's attention, Mother Monster made it clear that she also has a thing for hospitals, nurses and all things medical-related.
Remember 2011's [article id="1675265"]"Marry the Night"[/article] video? That nearly 14-minute epic opens with patient Gaga, wearing a hospital gown and white stilettos, being wheeled on a gurney through the halls of what looks like a sanitarium. She ends up in a surgical theater outfitted with a white upright piano, where the nurse who delivered her as a baby assures Gaga that everything is going to be okay.
In that clip, though, she seemed more concerned about being a star than with her back injury or the stern warning about "no intimacy" for two weeks.