The singer announced this weekend that she temporarily gave up music because of the physical pain she suffered. Now we know that he has been fighting a painful year for years.
A few days ago, during the Toronto International Film Festival, Lady Gaga unexpectedly announced that she was retiring temporarily from the music world. "I'm going to take a break," he said, taking advantage of the presentation of the documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, which includes the process of creating the album Joanne, released in 2016, and reflections of the artist on his musical career, his experimentation with drugs and alcohol, and the physical pain he suffers that he had never before named. "I need some recovery to heal me," he said with tears in his eyes. It is just the piece presented in Toronto that reveals what is the disease that suffers Gaga.
This is fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes generalized muscle pains, fatigue, sleepiness, migraines, numbness in the extremities, memory problems and difficulty concentrating. It has been at least a year and a half that New York fights with this disease: it was in early 2016 when she began to speak in her social networks of their increasingly recurring ailments. She confessed, more or less at the same time, the post-traumatic stress that accompanies her since she was raped at age 19. A month ago, the singer, 31, published an image on Instagram in which she is seen receiving treatment. She accompanied the photo with a message that she recognized having a "frustrating" day with "chronic pain," and claimed to feel "blessed to have such strong and intelligent doctors."