Lady Gaga is getting better! The superstar posted an update on her health and assured fans of her improving condition after she had to postpone the European part of her world tour, Joanne World Tour, due to severe pain. The singer of “Poker Face,” 31, said on Friday, September 29th, that she is “getting stronger every day.”
At the beginning of the month, Stefani Germanotta, AKA Lady Gaga, revealed she would reschedule several of her concerts due to her illness.
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 30, 2017
She explained, “I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles,” and for years, she has attempted to figure it out.
According to the platinum-selling-artist, her issues are “difficult to explain” but with due time, she will prevail.
The Grammy Award winner suffers from fibromyalgia – a condition characterized by a hypersensitivity to pressure causing chronic pain – which caused her to cancel shows after a performance in Brazil where she endured “severe pain.”
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. 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 living a normal life. They are also 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.
She claimed, “as I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth.” Lady Gaga’s “monsters” as she calls them, showed vehement support on her social media. Beyoncé, as well, demonstrated her compassion when she sent the singer flowers and a sweatshirt from her clothing line.
Gaga’s new documentary titled, Gaga: Five Foot Two, showed fans her experiences with neverending pain. In the movie, Stefani revealed that she often struggles with painful muscle spasms due to a hip injury she experienced. Germanotta had to cancel her tour, the Born This Way Ball, back in 2013. Gaga’s new documentary released exclusively on Netflix has received relatively positive reviews, coming in at 70% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.6/10 on IMDb.