Lady Gaga to open up about her fight with chronic pain in Netflix documentary
Lady Gaga wants to raise awareness of chronic illness in her Netflix documentary, as she herself battles with fibromyalgia, according to CNN.
The singer opened about he problems this Tuesday, writing: “In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness & 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.
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 12, 2017
Fibromyalgia is a chronic muscoskeletal disease that leads to widespread pain. Sufferers often experience extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression and headaches.
In the first trailer for her documentary, “Five Foot Two”, the singer can be seen at a doctor’s office and at the Toronto Film Festival. Speaking about her struggle, Gaga said: “It’s hard. But it’s liberating too.”
The popstar had previously opened up about her chronic pain. Back in 2016, she wrote on Instagram: “Having a frustrating day with chronic pain, but I find myself feeling so blessed to have such strong intelligent female doctors.”
The documentary is set to air on September 22.