It was a nightmare and I thought I’d never get back on stage: Lady Gaga opens up about her battle with fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga confided in her fans about her health problems. Due to symptoms of fibromyalgia, she thought she would never return to the stage, but is currently performing again after eight years.

She suffers from chronic pain all over her body

The singer and actress hinted at health issues in 2017, and a year later she’s been open about her battle with fibromyalgia. It is a chronic disorder of the nervous system, which occurs more often in women and can be caused by long-term stress. It is manifested by anxiety, depression, insomnia, memory problems, but above all, it is long-lasting muscle pain and increased sensitivity to pressure, which is perceived as pain.

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Lady Gaga posed in front of journalists (Jimmy Kimmel Live show, 2021) Source: Profimedia

Lady Gaga wants to raise awareness about fibromyalgia and is even donating $1 million from her current tour to youth mental health organizations. “I’m really annoyed by people who don’t believe fibromyalgia is real. For me, and I think for many others, it’s really a combination of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, and panic disorder, all of which stress the nervous system, which causes nerve pain. People need to be more compassionate. Chronic pain is no joke. Every day you wake up not knowing how you’re going to feel,” Lady Gaga said in Gaga: Five Foot 2.

She thought she couldn’t pursue a career anymore

The singer is currently taking part in the postponed Chromatica Ball tour, which was planned even before the pandemic. She opened up to fans about the feelings of fear she faced when she started battling fibromyalgia. “There was a time when I thought I would never perform again. I was so sad that I couldn’t even dream of anything but this painful nightmare. I overcame my nightmare with love, support, trust, truth, bravery, skill and dedication. I’m so grateful,” Lady Gaga said in July.

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Lady Gaga performs at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2022 in Las Vegas Source: Profimedia

Now, during a concert in Britain, she surprised fans when she admitted that she canceled a series of concerts in 2018 precisely because of health problems, and now she fears that the situation will reproduce. It was a difficult time that she thought she would never get out of. She remembers that she used to sit on the porch every day and smoke, and today, symbolically, she has flames on stage during the tour to at least burn visually each day that she passed there.

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