Lady Gaga has been hospitalized after she recently revealed that she suffers from fibromyalgia — an incurable disorder characterized by fatigue, altered sleep, and chronic muscle pain. On Thursday, the 31-year-old wrote on Twitter that she was taken to the hospital in “severe pain” but that she was “in good hands.” However, it is unclear if fibromyalgia is the reason for her hospitalization.
I was taken to the hospital its not simply hip pain or wear & tear from tour, I'm in severe pain. I'm in good hands w/ the very best doctors
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 14, 2017
It’s been a rough few weeks for the star. Last week, Gaga announced she had to postpone her Montreal concert, citing a respiratory infection and laryngitis. She apologized and mentioned that she got sick after singing in the rain in New York City the week before. “I couldn’t be more devastated that I am unable to perform tonight,” she said. However, she did offer free pizza to fans outside her hotel room!
On Sept. 22, Gaga’s Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two premieres, and she hopes it will bring awareness to those suffering from fibromyalgia. Earlier this month, director Chris Moukarbel sat down for an interview with Entertainment Weekly and revealed, “There were some things that she felt strongly needed to be included and she had a clear vision as to how to represent those aspects of her life. One of those story lines is her chronic body pain. It was very important that we represented this experience in ways that could be helpful to other people that might be struggling with chronic pain.” Gaga added of the doc, “It really and truly is my life, but as made in a documentary by friends who simply wish to show the world a look into who they know me to be. It’s really for art’s sake. You know me; I’m not only a ‘making the money’ kind of girl. For me, doing things with people that I love is important. The filmmakers are my friends, and I believe in them as artists, and I was happy to have them create [this movie.]”
Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two airs Friday, Sept. 22 on Netflix.
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