Lady Gaga Shares Comeback for People Who Question Fibromyalgia

While each person with fibromyalgia experiences the condition differently, one thing most fibro warriors have in common is fighting other peoples’ doubt that fibro is a “real” condition. Lady Gaga, who first opened up about having fibromyalgia last year while promoting her documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” revealed exactly what she would say to those who are questioning her pain.

Gaga appeared at the MTV Movie and TV Awards to announce “Five Foot Two” had won Best Music Documentary and to present “Black Panther” with the Best Movie award, and spoke to Variety backstage after the taping on Saturday about the documentary, which chronicled her illness and raised awareness of the condition.

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“I made a decision really early on that I wanted Chris [Moukarbel, the film’s director] to have full access to me and my life. I just blocked the cameras out so they could capture the realities of my life,” she said.

Of her fibromyalgia, she added:

“To anyone that doesn’t believe in fibromyalgia: I dare you to spend five minutes in my body on a day when I’m in pain, and then try and say it again.”

In January, Gaga’s “Joanne” world tour was cut short due to her severe pain.

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“I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it. All I know is that if I don’t do this, I am not standing by the words or meaning of my music. My medical team is supporting the decision for me to recover at home,” she said at the time.


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2 Responses

  1. Cathy Baggett says:

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 6 years ago. I do not have flare-ups. I’m in excruciating pain 24/7. The meds don’t help me. I’m a huge Lady Gaga fan and for her to share her story has been validation for me. It’s very difficult to suffer as we do and then have someone, a medical professional tell you need to seek psychological help bc there is nothing physically wrong with you. To tell you you don’t have fibromyalgia bc there is no such disease well, it’s wrong. Gaga has given us a voice and for that I’m ever so grateful. May God bless all of us who suffer!

  2. Cheryl White says:

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 13 yrs ago..I have a lot of pain..I just have come to the conclusion in my life that people are going to believe what they want to believe..I ignore negative comments about it Bc it doesn’t help me with what I’m going thru. I know how I feel and I don’t need any clarification from anyone. They either believe it or they don’t. I still have a battle to fight regardless of their opinion

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