“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,” Gaga added. “If you knew me, you would know this couldn’t be further from the truth.
In Gaga: Five Foot Two, the pop star gives an inside look to her chronic pain, being forced to work through the pain on several occasions.
“Do I look pathetic?” she asks in one scene, putting her hands over her face to cover her tears. “I’m so embarrassed.”
Fibromyalgia is a disorder affects an estimated 5 million adults, according to the National Institutes of Health. It can cause pain as well as fatigue, headaches and insomnia.
The “Bad Romance” singer received an outpouring of support from fans and stars alike. Beyoncé gifted her “Telephone” partner an Ivy Park sweatshirt and flowers, which the latter shared in two separate posts on Instagram.
“Not having a good pain day,” Gaga wrote in the caption. “Thank you honey B for sending me this comfy sweatshirt. Keeps me warm outside in a hammock so I can be w the trees, and the sky, and the sun and take deep breaths. Feel so lucky to have so much love.”