Jan 9, 2020

Lady Gaga Talks Mental Health at Oprah's Tour

Lady Gaga Talks Mental Health at Oprah's Tour

Lady Gaga made a special appearance as being the first guest at Oprah Winfrey's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour in partnership with WW formerly Weight Watchers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday. Gaga chatted plainly and vividly about her current mental health state, self-care regimen and medication during the interview, making some shocking revelations that brought Oprah to tears.

On PTSD Causes & Past Experiences: 

''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, and 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''.

Gaga also announced that going into this decade, she would like people to be more educated on what Fibromyalgia is, and to help people to solve the mental crisis with professional experts to erasing the stigma on mental illness.

On Help Through Her Medical Routine:

''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.'' She added: ''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.''

Gaga later mentioned that she practices transcendental meditation, works out and spread daily kindness and bravery through the Born This Way Foundation as part of her self-care routines.

Working on New Music:

As making fans happy, Oprah had the chance to ask Gaga about the creative process of her long-awaited sixth studio album LG6 that happens in the midst of all the time she puts into working on herself constantly.

''I`ve been actively working for years. The music I've made for my next pop record is all about opening up your psychotic side. Embracing your own fears so you can become stronger than ever before. So yeah, I'd say it's an empowering album.
``Uh-huh. Don’t worry, we’re having a self-care conversation, but I still am going to make music. Don’t worry!”