Days after encouraging her Little Monsters to make get-well videos for Clarence Clemons, Lady GaGa finally shared a heartfelt tribute video she made from their messages. The "Born This Way" hitmaker opens the 13-minute clip by saying that she misses the saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band "so, so much."
The 25-year-old goes on to say that she is in Paris and has just sung their collaborative song, "The Edge of Glory", on "The X-Factor". She adds, "Everything that you've done for me and this album means the world to us. We wanted to wish you a get well soon and a big hug from the whole world." Footage of Little Monsters expressing their support for Clemons then take over.
Back on Monday, June 13, GaGa has taken to Twitter and announced, "Little monsters, my very close friend +musician on The Edge of Glory, Clarence Clemons is very sick. Can we all make some get well videos?" Hours later, she wrote, "In bed with Mommy thinking about Clarence, I can't wait for you to see the beautiful video we made together. He's a really special person."
Clarence suffered a stroke in his Florida home on Sunday night, June 12. Showbiz 411 reported earlier that the 69-year-old was "seriously ill", and Fox 5 News added that he had undergone two brain surgeries to reduce swelling from a blood clot. Band mate and rock star Bruce Springsteen has recently said in a note on his website that Clarence will face a long recovery.
"While all initial signs are encouraging, Clarence will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again," wrote Bruce. "He has his wonderfully supportive wife, Victoria, excellent doctors and health care professionals, and is surrounded by friends and family. I thank you all for your prayers and positive energy and concern. This is a time for us all to share in a hopeful spirit that can ultimately inspire Clarence to greater heights."