Ever since pop star Lady Gaga stepped into the music scene with her debut single Just Dance, she has not only used her voice to entertain the masses, she has also used it to speak out about important causes and social issues.
A few years ago, the singer created the Born This Way Foundation, which is "committed to making a kinder, more compassionate world" by "empowering young people and addressing issues important to their well being."
In addition to her charity work, Lady Gaga has been very vocal about stigmatized topics like mental illness and diseases that don't get talked about nearly as much as they should.
In her new documentary titled Gaga: Five Foot Two, the 31-year-old artists opens up about her own personal battle with a chronic illness that she's been dealing with for a long time.
Gaga suffered a broken hip in 2013 and had to cancel several tour dates to accommodate for surgery. Then in August, she posted a photo in which she can be seen receiving treatment on her shoulder.
“Having a frustrating day with chronic pain, but I find myself feeling so blessed to have such strong intelligent female doctors,” she captioned the photo.
These complications sparked speculation that the Poker Face singer was suffering from something serious. It wasn't until this week that the entertainer sent out a tweet confirming suspicions that she was battling a chronic illness.