Lady Gaga Reveals She Suffers From Fibromyalgia
Lady Gaga took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal what audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival saw for the first time — she suffers from the chronic illness Fibromyalgia.
“In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia,” the pop star shared. “I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it.”
The film Five Foot Two, which premiered at the festival over the weekend, debuts on Netflix on Sept. 22.
In it, Gaga is seen being examined by doctors trying to find the cause of her chronic pain.
Fibromyalgia is, according to the Mayo Clinic, a “disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.”
Directed by Chris Moukarbel, the documentary goes inside Gaga’s world between the recording of her album Joanne and her Super Bowl halftime performance earlier this year.
In Five Foot Two, the superstar also opens up about being lonely.
“I have people touching me and talking at me all day. And then I come home and am alone,” she said. Gaga mentions the relationships that have ended during her rise to fame.
“I sold 10 million [records] and lost Matt [Williams]. I sold 30 million and lost Lüc [Carl],” she recalled. “I did a movie and lose Taylor [Kinney]. It’s like a turnover. This is the third time I’ve had my heart broken like this.”