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Lady Gaga attends a press conference for "Gaga: Five Foot Two" on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Lady Gaga will open up about her battle with fibromyalgia in new Netflix documentary


Lady Gaga opened up Tuesday about her battle with fibromyalgia while promoting her new Netflix documentary, "Gaga: Five Foot Two."

"In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ (with) is #Fibromyalgia," she told fans on social media. "I wish to help raise awareness & connect (with) people who have it."

"Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues," according to the Mayo Clinic. The disorder sometimes develops after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress, but in some instances, can gradually accumulate over time.

The Mayo Clinic notes that while there is no cure for fibromyalgia, medications, exercise, relaxation and stress reduction measures can help control the symptoms.

In the trailer for the new documentary, the pop star is filmed receiving injections to treat severe muscle pain.


This is the first time Gaga has publicly discussed her diagnosis, but in 2016 she shared a photo of her receiving a shoulder treatment.

"Having a frustrating day with chronic pain, but I find myself feeling so blessed to have such strong intelligent female doctors," she captioned the photo.

"Gaga: Five Foot Two" will premiere on Netflix on Sept. 22.

WENN contributed to this report.

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