Transcript for Superstar Sia reveals she suffers from chronic pain
They're ready for the big game. Rob, good morning G from a neurological disease and chronic pain. Dr. Ashton is standing by with more on her struggle but first here's the latest on Sia's health battle. Party girls don't get hurt Reporter: She's the superstar singer/songwriter with smash hits like "Chandelier," "Titanium" and "Cheap thrills." And overnight, Sia revealed her batters with Ehlers danlos to her followers tweeting, hey, I'm suffering with chronic pain, a neurological disease, ehlors danlos and I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going. Life is expletive hard. Pain is demoralizing and you're not alone. According to the mayo building, it affects your skin, joints and blood vessel walls and are associated with a variety of genetic causes some of which are inherited and passed on from parent to child. This is not the first time the pop star opened up about her in a 2013 interview with billboard she revealed her battle with addiction to pills and alcohol saying, I got seriously addicted to vicodin and oxycodone and I was always a drinker but I didn't know I was an alcoholic. But five years later in 2018 she tweeted about a victory, sobriety saying eight years sober today. I love you, keep going. You can do it. Jen Ashton is here, our in-house medical expert. We really appreciate you joining us on a Saturday morng and she mentions a lot of issues. Yeah, and I think that's really the message behind there headline is that people can and do suffer from more than one thing, more than one diagnosis at a time. The key when you hear a lot of different things is to understand each of them separately and then in aggregate and find that area of overlap. Obviously we know that neurologic diseases, disorders can cause a variety of symptoms, a lot of people living with them day to day. Some of them can cause pain. This condition, Ehlers danlos is a connective tissue disorder. There are a lot of different types of it but, again, the key is managing and treating the whole person, not just a body part and not just a diagnosis. But that seems so challenging here. What are the options for managing the pain? Well, that is an option -- that is the key challenge, whit, and the thing with chronic pain, we hear about it again and again is there are more options than ever, things like cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture, medication, hypnosis. With the opioid crisis we are looking for better and different and safe and effective medications but it's not one size fits all and it's about finding what works well for the person. And it's a marathon, not a sprint. All right, thank you so much. Thank you very much. I'll treat your cat scratch fever later. Thank you, yes. They're bringing neosporin to the set was we speak. We need a tourniquet. Thoofk you, Jen. Really appreciate it. We move on to the latest in the Royals versus the tabloids. Prince Harry launching legal proceedings against "The sun" and "The daily mirror," also "The mail" on Sunday for publishing a private letter the duchess is said to have sent to her fher. The duke's new legal action claims the publications allegedly hacked his phone and these major announcements coming as the couple wrapped up their ten-day royal tour in South Africa. The prince fighting for his family against what he views as, quote, bullying which scares and silences people. Harry also expressed his fear that, and I'm quoting here, I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces. We want to bring in an expert here, omid Scobie, who is in London following the very latest. Omid, good morning to you. Is it possible we could see the duke and/or the duchess appear in court in this case and would that be unprecedented? Absolutely, guys. We're entering sort of uncharted territory here. This is a battle that Harry feels emboldened and confident to take on. And if it does go to trial which sources say could be as early as 2021, this will see Harry stand in the courts talking publicly about something that we've not seen happen before as a member of the royal family and that will be uncharted territory. Now, omid, Harry mentions there that he fears history might be repeating itself, specifically when it comes to how the press treated his mother, the late princess Diana. Yeah, Harry's had, when we think about it, two incredibly important women in his life, his mother and now his wife Meghan. He saw his mother in his eyes lose her life to the hands of the press. He's been very vocal about this in the past and he's spoken about it very openly and now he's worried that the same could happen to Meghan. He's worried that she herself will continue to face these attacks from the British tabloids and he wants to put an end to it. Omid Scobie for us in London breaking it down, we truly appreciate it. It would be extraordinary and unprecedented. Can you imagine the Royals in a courtroom in a long drawn out trial depending on what happens. Given Harry's emotions, I actually can imagine it. Yeah.
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