The 31-year-old singer recently put the string of shows on hold after struggling with the “severe physical pain” she faced as a result of the chronic condition – which causes pain all over the body and is characterised by symptoms such as fatigue, muscle stiffness, and difficulty sleeping – which she says she has been battling for five years.
But now, in a series of posts uploaded to Instagram on Thursday (12.10.17), the ‘Million Reasons’ hitmaker has revealed she is “slowly coming back to life” and is fighting through her condition, and has even managed to get herself back in the recording studio, which she called “therapy”.
She wrote: “Thank you @sakspotts for this dope jacket and @pollyplume for the beautiful sparkly boots. Slowly coming back to life. With some exciting tour announcements on the way!
“Nothing like studio therapy. Thank you @juicycouture for these awesome sparkly track shorts and comfy top. Had so much fun in the studio. Made me feel like a star like the ones in the sky, you know..the real kind.
“Tough girl on the mend.”
In a personal message on the photo sharing app at the time of postponing her tour, Gaga thanked her fans for their support and promised to be back out on the road as soon as she could.
She wrote: “I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out. As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference.
“I use the word “suffer” not for pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I’m being dramatic, making this up, or playing the victim to get out of touring. If you knew me, you would know this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m a fighter. I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from living a normal life.
“They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans. I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much.”