By Bea Mitchell
Lady Gaga is going to discuss her battle with Fibromyalgia in her new Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two.
In a Twitter post, Gaga confirmed that she suffers from the painful disorder, which causes widespread muscle pain and tenderness, as well as fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
“In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it,” she wrote.
This is the first time Lady Gaga has publicly named her illness, although she has spoken about being in pain in the past…
Back in August, she shared a photo of her shoulder being treated by a doctor, writing: “Having a frustrating day with chronic pain, but I find myself feeling so blessed to have such strong intelligent female doctors.”
The documentary follows the last year (or so) in the star’s life, covering the build-up to her Super Bowl LI performance and the medical procedures she underwent to help her deal with the chronic pain she suffered due to Fibromyalgia.
Five Foot Two was made by Chris Moukarbel, the director behind Banksy Does New York, and will be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival early in September before its launch on Netflix.
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Gaga: Five Foot Two will launch on Netflix on September 22