Queen of knowing no boundaries.
At first glance, you might gawk at Lady Gaga covering Arthritis magazine, but the singer once again demonstrates why she's the most inclusive pop star in the game.
In 2013, Gaga cancelled a string of dates for the Born This Way Ball because of chronic pain. "I've been praying it would heal," she said at the time. "I hid it from my staff, I didn't want to disappoint my amazing fans. However after last night's performance I could not walk and still can't." That same year, Gaga underwent hip surgery. "My injury was actually a lot worse than just a labral tear," she said. "I had broken my hip. Nobody knew, and I haven't even told the fans yet. But when we got all the MRIs finished before I went to surgery, there were giant craters, a hole in my hip the size of a quarter, and the cartilage was just hanging out the other side of my hip. I had a tear on the inside of my joint and a huge breakage."
Gaga will never allow such abuse to her body, and she's sharing that message with anyone who will listen. Her new interview with Arthritis mag details her battle with rheumatoid arthritis. Peep the cover up top.
I was so overwhelmed by the empathy, confessions & personal stories of chronic pain in response to my previous post I thought what the hell. Maybe I should just share some of my personal remedies I've acquired over the past five years. Everyone's body and condition is different U should consult w ure Dr. but what the heck here we go! When my body goes into a spasm one thing I find really helps is infrared sauna. I've invested in one. They come in a large box form as well as a low coffin-like form and even some like electric blankets! You can also look around your community for a infrared sauna parlor or homeopathic center that has one. I combine this treatment with marley silver emergency blankets (seen in the photo) that trap in the heat and are very cheap, reusable and effective for detox as well as weight loss! In order to not overheat my system and cause more inflammation i follow this with either a VERY cold bath, ice bath (if u can stand it, it's worth it) or the most environmentally savvy way is to keep many reusable cold packs in the freezer ( or frozen peas' n carrots'!) and pack them around the body in all areas of pain. Hope this helps some of you, it helps me to keep doing my passion, job and the things I love even on days when I feel like I can't get out of bed. Love you and thank you for all your positive messages.