Lady Gaga Got Real With Oprah Regarding Mental Health And PTSD
She opened up about her past and her plans for the future.
Oprah is hitting the road, in her first national arena tour since 2015, ‘Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus‘. The nine city tour is all about making this year “the year of transformation and triumph”, and her first guest was none other than Lady Gaga herself, or Stefani Germanotta which she’s less known as.
In the hour long conversation, Lady Gaga talked about her experiences with PTSD, fibromyalgia and mental health in general. She opened up about being raped at the age of 19, by someone she knew, which led to post-traumatic stress disorder when she didn’t have the opportunity to process what had happened afterwards.
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She told Oprah: “I all of a sudden became a star and was travelling the world going from hotel room to garage to limo to stage, and I never dealt with it. Then all of a sudden I started to experience this incredible intense pain throughout my entire body that mimicked the illness I felt after I was raped.”
From this, Lady Gaga is a massive advocate for mental health classes and education in schools on the topic. Along with these classes helping her PTSD, it also helped treat her fibromyalgia.
“Mental health is a medical condition. It should be treated as a medical condition. It should not be ignored.”
Backstage, Oprah teared up over the conversation, as you would. Saying “You were so amazing, you were so vulnerable, you were so truthful, you were so real…Nobody does that, and you just did it.”
As well as the real talk, the pair also dipped into Lady Gaga’s future projects. The news is out that a new album is in the works, but Gaga doesn’t want to rush into anything, rather take her time with it. She wants to check in on herself and her own well-being throughout the process. “We’re having a self-care conversation, but I’m still going to make music, don’t worry,” she said.
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