Lady Gaga hit by pole onstage in New Zealand

U.S. singer Lady Gaga pauses while making her way to a waiting car upon her arrival at Don Muang airport in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Lady Gaga is performing a concert in Bangkok on Friday, May 25, 2012. (AP Photo)

Lady Gaga pauses while making her way to a waiting car upon her arrival at Don Muang airport in Bangkok, Thailand, May 23, 2012.
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(CBS/AP) AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Pop star Lady Gaga has been struck on the head by a pole while performing a concert in New Zealand.

The singer was hit Sunday during the third of three shows in Auckland.

Pictures: Lady Gaga in Asia
Pictures: Lady Gaga

Clips posted online show a backup performer accidentally striking Gaga with the set prop while removing it from the central stage. Gaga, holding a mock machine gun, staggers and rubs her head before briefly leaving the stage. She continued the show, part of a world tour.

Gaga's makeup artist Tara Savelo wrote Monday on Twitter: "Gaga has a concussion but she is going to be okay ... cant believe she finished the show."

Gaga's New Zealand publicist Bridget de Launay said Monday she was seeking comment from tour organizers, adding the Auckland shows were sellouts and a "huge success."

The singer's world tour got off to a rocky start in Asia early this spring with authorities in several countries calling for a ban of the concerts which they called provocative and risque. In fact, concerts in Indonesia were cancelled following threats by Islamic hard-liners, who called her a "devil worshipper."

  • CBS News Staff

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