Lady Gaga opens up about illness in upcoming Netflix documentary

She suffers with a chronic pain condition

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by Nathan Katnoria |
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Lady Gaga fans took to social media to support the singer yesterday after she announced that she was suffering from 'severe physical pain' and had to postpone the European leg of her world tour. As well as wishing her a safe recovery, many fans were wondering what exactly was wrong.

Gaga previously revealed on Twitter that she suffers with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes fatigue and extreme pain, and she opens up more about the illness in her upcoming Netflix special Gaga: Five Foot Two.

In the documentary, Lady Gaga will be seen visiting doctors about the debilitating disorder.

"It's hard. But it's liberating too," she said about having the condition.

"I'm going to take a rest… I don't know how long. I'm looking forward to reflecting for a moment, and healing."

Gaga posted a statement about the tour postponement on Instagram alongside a picture showing her in a praying position and captioned it with a comment on her illness.

"I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out. As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference," she wrote.

"I use the word 'suffer' not for pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I'm being dramatic, making this up, or playing the victim to get out of touring. If you knew me, you would know this couldn't be further from the truth. I'm a fighter. I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans."

"I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much."

The European dates of the Joanne World Tour are now expected to take place in early 2018.

Get well soon, Gaga.


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