Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her Fibromyalgia Pain in a New Documentary Trailer

"I have chased this pain for five years."

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Lady Gaga recently postponed the European leg of her tour because she's been dealing with severe physical pain from fibromyalgia. And in a new documentary, she'll be offering an intimate look into how she's been dealing with both her physical and mental health lately. In the official trailer for Gaga: Five Foot Two, which will hit Netflix on September 22, she opens up about dealing with personal pain while managing her music, public image, and demanding performance schedule.

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Gaga talks about how she took control of her public image by dressing in her infamous avant-garde outfits. "The truth is, when producers wanted me to be sexy, I always put some absurd spin on it that made me feel like I was still in control," she says in the trailer.

But she also doesn't shy away from discussing how she has suffered from "paranoia, fear, body pain, [and] anxiety" over the past few 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 I'll be alone," she says.

Gaga recently confirmed she was suffering from fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes muscle pain, plus symptoms like mood problems and fatigue. "I have chased this pain for five years, but when I feel the adrenaline in my music and my fans, I can fucking go."

The trailer paints an optimistic picture of Gaga's life at this point; she says, "I didn't feel good enough. And I do now. That's the good part."

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Megan Friedman

Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.