Lady Gaga is “more painless” than she has been in ages.
The 36-year-old pop star has fibromyalgia – a chronic condition that causes widespread pain and extreme fatigue – and took to social media to thank fans for their support as she prepared to kick off the world tour Chromatica Ball in Germany.
Speaking in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday July 17, she said: “I really want to thank you for supporting me and loving me through all the different iterations of my artistry, and me as a than anyone. I feel clearer today than I have in a long time and less sore than I have in ages.”
The Poker Face hitmaker – real name Stefani Germanotta – went on to explain that her latest tour will be a “healing” experience as she is finally able to dance and “tell the story” she wanted.
She said: “Being pain free on stage is a real healing experience because I get to dance and sing and enjoy the audience, enjoy the show…and really tell a story. I just want to say thank you. I’m going to say thank you in another way and it’s through this performance. And it will be through every performance. I don’t know if I’ve been as speechless as I am today, knowing what we’re about to do. .
Following its opening night in Düsseldorf on Sunday, the Chromatica Ball tour – which supports its 2020 album Chromatica – is set to visit Stockholm, Paris, London and a host of US states before wrapping up in Miami, Florida in mid- september. .
In 2020, Gaga explained that due to the illness, her “entire body” was in pain but was receiving “mental health therapy” as a form of treatment.
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She said: “Fibromyalgia is basically chronic pain that hurts your body through your brain. Now, someone who might be watching this who has it might say, “Don’t tell me my fibromyalgia is in my head because my whole body hurts.”
“Even sitting here with you today, I am in pain from head to toe. But what is interesting is that I have discovered through neuropsychology research and my relationship with my doctors that fibromyalgia can be treated with mental health therapy. And Mental health is a medical condition. It should be treated as a medical condition. It should not be ignored.