Lady Gaga Wants to Erase the Stigma About Mental Health ‘Medicine Really Helped Me’ (WATCH)
Mother Monster got vulnerable and opened up about her mental health, her constant battle with chronic pain, and self-care in the hour-long conversation that took place in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in front of a live sold-out audience.
These are some of the most important things that Gaga revealed throughout the hour-long conversation.
On what caused her PTSD:
“I was raped repeatedly when I was 19 years old, and I also developed PTSD as a result of being raped and also not processing that trauma. I did not have anyone help me, I did not have a therapist, I did not have a psychiatrist, I did not have a doctor help me through it. I all of a sudden became a star and was traveling the world going from hotel room to garage to limo to stage, and I never dealt with it,” Lady Gaga said.
On what helps her get through the pain:
“I know that this is controversial in a lot of ways, but medicine really helped me. And I think a lot of people are afraid of medicine for their brains to help them. And I really want to just erase the stigma around this because I am sick of saying it over and over and over again. And what moves me so much in this space, and why I want to work so heavily and much more thoroughly through it in the future, is that not everybody has access to these things. And not everybody has the money for these things. And I want the money for it, I want the best doctors in the world, and I want us to understand the brain and all get on the same page about it so that Gen Z does not have to deal with this the way that we are right now. Mental health is a crisis,” the 33-year-old Grammy and Oscar-winning artist said.
Earlier in the week, Oprah shared a video congratulating Gaga for being “so strong, so real, so herself” because not many celebrities open up about their personal lives like that.
Watch the hour-long conversation between Oprah and Lady Gaga below!