Fibromyalgia and ‘phantom’ pain: What it’s like to suffer from Lady Gaga’s rare chronic illness

2017-09-19 12:16
 

Cape Town - “Severe physical pain” has forced Lady Gaga to postpone the European leg of her world tour.

The singer released a statement on Twitter on Monday explaining she suffers from chronic illness fibromyalgia.

“I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles,” the 31-year-old wrote on Twitter. “It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out.”

“I’m a fighter,” she continued. “I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from living a normal life.”

The Bad Romance hitmaker “remains under the care of expert medical professionals”, the statement concluded.

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