Lady Gaga has been in the news lately as the result of her struggle with chronic pain due to fibromyalgia. The condition forced her to cancel her European tour, and in a new trailer for her upcoming Netflix documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” we see her struggle with those issues and more. Watch it above.
“Paranoia, fear, body pain, anxiety,” she explains about the difficulties she has faced in recent years. “I go from everyone touching me all day and talking at me all day to total silence. And all these people will leave, and then I’ll be alone.” But later she adds, “I didn’t feel good enough, and I do now — that’s the good part.”
Gaga has become one of the biggest music stars of the last 10 years thanks to her dance-pop anthems, outlandish fashion, and her versatile talent — she has sung with Tony Bennett and Beyonce and acted in “American Horror Story: Hotel,” and thus far she has won six Grammys and a Golden Globe. She even earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing the song “Til it Happens to You” from the documentary “The Hunting Ground.”
But all the while she has been coping with physical and mental health issues. In the trailer we watch her undergo medical treatments, saying, “I have chased this pain for five years, but when I feel the adrenaline of my music and my fans I can f*cking go.”
Find out more about Lady Gaga, her career, her health, and her family in the trailer above, and when the film debuts on Netflix this Friday, September 22.