Lady GaGa Reveals Her Battle With Fibromyalgia

After premiering her documentary in Toronto, the Monster ringleader opens up on her struggle with chronic illness.

AceShowbiz - Lady GaGa opened up on her battle with Fibromyalgia. "In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it," the Mother Monster wrote on Twitter.

The singer premiered her Netflix documentary "Lady GaGa: Five Foot Two" at Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend. In the film, she was captured on camera bursting into tears as she endured the pain of her broken hip. "Do I look pathetic?" she sobbed. "I'm so embarassed."

Back in early 2013, Lady GaGa was injured in a stage dive-gone-wrong during a tour stop in Montreal. She was confined in a wheelchair and forced to cancel her tour dates to go under the knife due to her health issues. She had "coin-shaped holes" in her legs and almost needed hip replacement.

"When we got all the MRI's finished before I went to surgery there were giant craters, a hole in my hip the size of a quarter, and the cartilage was just hanging out the other side of my hip. I had a tear on the inside of my joint and a huge breakage," she said in an interview. "The surgeon told me that if I had done another show I might have needed a full hip replacement. I would have been out for at least a year, maybe longer."

The singer is currently on a world tour to support her latest studio effort "Joanne". She kicked it off in August and will stay on the road until December. After wrapping up the tour, she wants to "slow down for a moment, for some healing. Because that's important."

"When this tour is over I will take a little downtime from myself," she explained at TIFF, "and then I'll get back to doing what I love. I'm never not making music. I'm never not creating. I just am excited to spend some time reflecting on that past ten years and getting excited about what I want to create next."

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