Lady Gaga planning a break from music
Lady Gaga is taking a break from music.
The 31-year-old singer says she needs some time off but isn't planning to completely turn her back on the industry.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at a press conference for her Netflix documentary 'Gaga 5'2"', she said: "I'm going to take a rest. It doesn't mean I won't be creating. It doesn't mean I don't have some things up my sleeve. This is my most important thing I do, is to entertain people and to make them happy,"
"I want to slow down for a moment, for some healing."
And Gaga is excited about the release of her new documentary, as it will give people a better insight into who she is.
She said: "It's a hedge of protec- tion on my legacy of the past 10 years. It's a nice place to be, because I'm surrounded by wonderful people."
The movie also highlights Gaga's battle with chronic pain, which she described as "liberating".
She said: "It's okay... It's hard. But it's liberating too. There's an element and a very strong piece of me that believes pain is a microphone. My pain does me no good unless I transform it into something that is. "
Director Chris Moukarbel added: "It was incredibly hard, on a basic fundamental human level, to be near someone experiencing pain like that. There's nothing you can do, beyond filming.
"I felt I needed to continue to roll. She was very aware of people struggling with similar chronic pain. She's not even sure how to deal with it."