Lady Gaga has been hospitalised with “severe pain”, after revealing this week that she is battling with fibromyalgia.
The condition causes a sufferer to feel pain all over their body.
Gaga has apologised to fans in Brazil after having to pull out of her appearance at Rock In Rio on Friday (Sept 15) and shared a picture from her hospital bed in which she’s hooked up to an IV, but defiantly makes a rock n’ roll hand gesture.
She informed her following on Instagram and Twitter, writing on the micro-blogging site: “Brazil, I’m devastated that I’m not well enough 2 come to Rock In Rio. I would do anything 4 u but I have to take care of my body right now.
“I ask for your grace and understanding, and promise that I will come back and perform for you soon. I was taken to the hospital its not simply hip pain or wear & tear from tour, I’m in severe pain. I’m in good hands w/ the very best doctors.”
The 31-year-old singer discusses the “chronic pain” she’s experiencing daily in her upcoming documentary ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’, and has now revealed on Twitter that it stems from her battle with the disorder, characterised by muscular pain, brain fog, fatigue, memory loss and mood issues.
In many cases, the condition is triggered by a physically or emotionally stressful event, but it is also difficult to diagnose as the symptons are similar to other conditions and there’s no specific test for it. Treatment includes medication, counselling, exercise, and relaxation.
Gaga has spent a hectic 10 years in the limelight – recently admitting she needs a “rest” from music – and in the past 12 months she’s been busy promoting her latest album ‘Joanne‘.
But she clarified her comments and promised it doesn’t mean she’ll stop performing.
Speaking at the premiere of her documentary, she told AP: “It’s just that when this tour is over I’ll take a little downtime for myself and then I’ll get back to what I love. I’m never not making music. But I’m excited about reflecting on the past 10 years and I’m excited about what I’ll create next.”
This article was originally published on Yahoo Celebrity UK.