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Lady Gaga Reveals She Has Fibromyalgia

All of us at FCI applaud her for her bravery and her desire to bring awareness to fibromyalgia!

"In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia," she wrote on Twitter. "I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it."

FCI sends healing thoughts and offers support and encouragement! We're here for you, Lady Gaga! Her Netflix documentary "Gaga: Five Foot Two" where she touched on her struggles with chronic pain, was nominated as Best Music Documentary at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Other famous people with fibromyalgia:

Florence Nightingale was probably the most famous non-royal person of the Victorian period. She helped develop modern nursing. By 1896, Florence Nightingale was bedridden. She may have had what is now known as chronic fatigue syndrome and her birthday (12 May 1820) is now celebrated as International ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

Susan Flannery, actress and director known for her roles in the daytime dramas The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives, suffers from fibromyalgia, as well as TMJ, migraines and cluster headaches, was diagnosed in 2010.

Morgan Freeman, an award winning actor, producer and narrator, revealed he had fibromyalgia in a 2012 interview in Esquire magazine. He believes he developed fibromyalgia after a car accident in 2008.

Janeane Garofalo, a well known celebrity with fibromyalgia is best known for her political activism and her standup comedy. She deals with fibromyalgia on a daily basis.

Sinead O'Connor is an Irish singer and songwriter who became famous in the late 1980s and has been a strong moralist, speaking out against war and the abuse of women and children. Her career has been interrupted by bipolar disorder and fibromyalgia

Jo Guest, a former British model is another popular figure that is known to suffer from this medical condition. She was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2007 and later on was also diagnosed with ME/CFS. She quit her career due to severe fibromyalgia.

Rosie Hamlin, the lead singer of a popular band in the 60s called Rosie and the Originals, does meditation and breathing exercise to help reduce the mental strain and stress that may be adding to the nerve and muscle issues of fibromyalgia.

Michael James Hasting, an actor whose claim to fame was his recurring role as Captain Mike on the hit TV series "The West Wing," suffers from fibromyalgia.

Mary McDonough is an actress who was once famous for portraying the character Erin on the TV show "The Walton's." Today, however, she is not as well known for her acting career. Rather, she is known for her openness about her struggles with fibromyalgia and lupus.

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