Celebrities with Long Term Disabilities: Fibromyalgia
Although Fibromyalgia is a common chronic illness, Lady Gaga’s recent announcement that she suffers from this long-term disability has generated a lot of awareness surrounding this often misunderstood disability.
Celebrities have just as much difficulty dealing with long-term disabilities as the next person. After cancelling her European tour because of her intense chronic pain, Lady Gaga placed a spotlight on this chronic illness.
Attributed to both genetics and environmental factors, there is ultimately no cure for this illness, but it can be managed by limiting triggers.
Gaga: Five Foot Two
Lady Gaga recently released a documentary on Netflix titled,Gaga: Five Foot Two. The documentary reveals Gaga’s authentic and vulnerable self, underneath the extravagant costumes and makeup that often characterize her public image.
Lady Gaga presents her vulnerability as a strength, something those suffering from the same illness can relate to. She shares moments of herself coping with intense chronic pain and the incredible impact that dealing with the illness has on her career and everyday life.
Gaga uses her place in the public eye to educate people about Fibromyalgia and the documentary gives us a glimpse into the ways she manages the illness through doctors and therapy.
More Difficult To Navigate If Not For Her Financial Position
She sheds light on her emotions that accompany the intense physical pain, such as fear and embarrassment, opening up a different side of herself to the world.
In Gaga: Five Foot Two, Lady Gaga touches on the fact that it would besignificantly more difficult for her to navigate her illness if she wasn’t in her current financial situation - a reality for many of those who suffer from Fibromyalgia, who do not have access to the same resources as she does.
Lady Gaga uses her public persona and her voice to take on the role of activist. In order to eliminate the stigmas and to help herself and others, she voices how important it is to speak up even in the most difficult environments.
Fibromyalgia affects around four percent of the world’s population and its pain is reportedly worse than most other chronic illnesses. The debilitating pain affects the entire body, significantly impacting those with the disorder.
Lady Gaga Uses Her Position Of Power To Educate
Lady Gaga uses her position of power to educate the world on the illness that she suffers from. Her brave and inspiring documentary shines a light onFibromyalgia and its daily struggles that define her life and many others, as she shares the importance of understanding, coping and managing this difficult to diagnose illness.
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