Consequently, she underwent the ordeal of post-traumatic stress disorder. This was something else that Gaga used the platform of celebrity to address in an attempt to end the stigma around the condition. “The kindness that’s shown to me by doctors as well as my family, and my friends, it’s really saved my life,” she told TV news magazine show Today in December 2016. “My own trauma in my life has helped me to understand the trauma of others.”
Lady Gaga’s fans loved her all the more for her repeated candor and desire to help other people by raising awareness. And in 2017, just as her “Joanne” tour was getting into gear, Gaga disclosed that she had another long-term health problem. This was the chronic condition fibromyalgia, which causes deep-tissue muscle and joint pain in sufferers. “I wish to help raise awareness [and] connect people who have it,” Gaga said on Twitter on September 12, 2017.
Fibromyalgia affects two to eight percent of humankind, with women being more likely to contract the illness than men. However, despite the serious and debilitating pain it causes, it is largely an “invisible” problem. In order to raise awareness of it, Lady Gaga released a documentary on Netflix in September 2017. It was called Gaga: Five Foot Two, and it chronicled her journey as she fought against the condition.