The 31-year-old singer discusses the “chronic pain” she’s experiencing daily in her upcoming documentary ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’, and has now revealed on Twitter that it stems from her battle with the disorder, characterised by muscular pain, brain fog, fatigue, memory loss and mood issues.
She tweeted: “In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it. (sic)”
Thought ice helped #Fibromyalgia. I was wrong & making it worse. Warm/Heat is better. Electric Heated Blanket, Infrared Sauna, Epsom Baths.
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 12, 2017
In many cases, the condition is triggered by a physically or emotionally stressful event, but it is also difficult to diagnose as the symptons are similar to other conditions and there’s no specific test for it. Treatment includes medication, counselling, exercise, and relaxation.
Gaga has spent a hectic 10 years in the limelight – recently admitting she needs a “rest” from music – and in the past 12 months she’s been busy promoting her latest album ‘Joanne‘.
But she clarified her comments and promised it doesn’t mean she’ll stop performing.
Speaking at the premiere of her documentary, she told AP: “It’s just that when this tour is over I’ll take a little downtime for myself and then I’ll get back to what I love. I’m never not making music. But I’m excited about reflecting on the past 10 years and I’m excited about what I’ll create next.”
The star – who is dating Christian Carino – also revealed in the documentary that she tries her best to ignore her haters as she doesn’t want to lose her “perspective” as an artist.
She said: “If every time somebody has a comment about what to do or makes a statement about your work, if you shift as if the wind were blowing, [then] you have no perspective or spinal cord as an artist.
“Every single one of my albums – no matter if they were received with critical acclaim, commercial acclaim, or artistic acclaim – every time I plant my feet further into myself, and that is what I believe to be honourable as an artist. You fall on the sword always. It’s your work, and when I make my work, there’s a reason and I think about it and I love it, and that’s what matters.”