Pop superstar Lady Gaga posted a photo of herself holding a Rosary in prayer while revealing she has "physical and mental health struggles."
Gaga recently canceled her appearance at the Rock in Rio festival, and has postponed the European leg of her "Joanne" tour due to "severe physical pain."
The "Million Reasons" singer took to Instagram on Monday to further reveal that her pains run deeper than her physical body.
Below is the post in its entirety.
"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."
Although in the past, Gaga's art has been pegged "blasphemous" and sacrilegious, the New York native has been referencing her Catholic faith a lot lately. Last year, she celebrated the fact that she attended Mass with her family.
"Thank you Father Duffell for a beautiful homily as always and lunch at my pop's restaurant. I was so moved today when you said.. 'The Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect but the food that God gives us,'" she wrote.
As The Christian Post reported in the past, Lady Gaga's former teacher, evangelist Chris White, once warned the pop star that she would be left feeling empty from her fame. A new preview for Gaga's upcoming "Five Foot Two" documentary confirms a moment of depression the singer experienced.
"Gaga: Five Foot Two" is an upcoming Netflix documentary in which the 31-year-old gives her fans a sneak peek into her personal life. Last month, Gaga took to social media with several short previews of the intimate documentary, which is set to debut on Netflix on Sept. 22.
In one of the three clips posted, the Grammy winner is heard sobbing on the phone while revealing to her best friend, celebrity stylist Brandon Maxwell, that fame has left her empty.