“Chronic Pain”: Lady Gaga Opens Up About Having Fibromyalgia

It's her first time talking publicly about it.

Lady Gaga has just revealed she has the life-changing illness, Fibromyalgia, which is characterised by chronic pain, and is often associated with fatigue and sleep problems, as well as partial memory loss.

The singer made the revelation on Twitter ahead of the release of her new Netflix documentary, Five Foot Two.

She tweeted, “In our documentary the #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia. I wish to help raise awareness and connect people who have it.” 

It’s the first time the star has publicly acknowledged the condition, despite it affecting her performances over the years.

In 2013, she was forced to cancel a number of gigs on her world tour. At the time, she cited inflammation of the joints, and last year she had to be treated for pain backstage at the American Music Awards.

In the trailer for her documentary, which you can watch below, the 31-year-old can be seen wincing in pain as she receives injections for the illness.

Five Foot Two will be available on Netflix from 22 September.

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