Lady Gaga to discuss battle with fibromyalgia in documentary 'Five Foot Two'

Lawrence Kim
September 13, 2017

However, Gaga also said she "admires [Madonna] always".

In a tweet referring to her new documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, which will be available on Netflix starting September 22, the singer confirmed that fibromyalgia is the cause of her chronic pain, and wrote, "I wish to help raise awareness and connect people who have it".

"In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it", the pop star wrote. "Thought ice helped Fibromyalgia". I was wrong & making it worse. 'Warm/Heat is better. Electric Heated Blanket, Infrared Sauna, Epsom Baths'. "We can all share what helps/hurts", she tweeted.

Fibromyalgia can cause extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression and headaches, CNN reported.

In many cases, the condition appears to be triggered by a physically or emotionally stressful event.

"I sold 10 million and lost Matt [Williams, her ex-boyfriend]". I did a movie and lost Taylor. It's like a turnover.

Gaga's most recent album was named after her Aunt Joanne, who died 12 years before Gaga was born, but who has had an huge impact on her life and the life of her family. "This is the third time I've had my heart broken like this".

The symptoms of Fibromyalgia are diverse, but the overarching symptom is widespread pain across the body.

Although there's now no cure, there are treatments to help relieve some of the symptoms.

In between writing songs and dealing with chronic pain from a hip injury, Gaga also discusses Madonna's "reductive" shade towards her.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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