Lady Gaga invited a 12-year-old boy dealing with several severe chronic medical conditions onto the stage this week to sing “Edge Of Glory.” It’s something the pop star can personally relate to.
Ahead of the singer’s telling documentary, Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two, beaming to Netflix September 22, Gaga has revealed that she suffers from fibromyalgia. “In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia,” she wrote. “I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it.”
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 12, 2017
“Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues,” reports the Mayo Clinic. “Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.”
Back in August, Gaga shared a photo of a doctor treating her photo with the caption: “Having a frustrating day with chronic pain, but I find myself feeling so blessed to have such strong intelligent female doctors.”
The revelation inspired Gaga to reveal more. “I was so overwhelmed by the empathy, confessions & personal stories of chronic pain in response to my previous post I thought what the hell.” She then shared some personal remedies.
Gaga will give Little Monsters an intimate look at her struggles in Five Foot Two, which is, hopefully, a form of therapy in itself.