Jan 30, 2021

Lady Gaga Talks About her Life During COVID Pandemic with USA Today

Lady Gaga has recently spoken to the American newspaper USA Today about her life during the lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, by revealing the 'powerlessness' sense she felt and what she's doing to facing it. 

We've encountered a super virus that is epic in its disastrous proportions," she said. "So that feeling of powerlessness in some ways is, I think, something that we all share." The pandemic has energized her in other ways, though, adding that it has "really mobilized me to work on how I can help the world," she added.

One way she's taking action is by partnering with the International WELL Building Institute for its WELL Health-Safety Rating, which assesses what buildings and businesses have taken steps to reach a certain level of safety amid COVID-19. Spaces meeting the requirements receive a WELL Health-Safety seal that indicates they've passed. 

Gaga believes hopes it will be "one of the movements that are part of building back our global community and building back our local communities," by showing people that we "can get back to quote-unquote normalcy, but we must do it safely."

I wanted to get involved because I deeply care for the world, and I really think that this is essential – that we get everybody back to getting their hard-earned jobs back so that they can feed themselves, feed their families (and) continue going on with their lives," she added. Other stars included in the campaign included Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, Robert DeNiro, and Deepak Chopra, 

On Keeping Her Mental Health in Check: 

"It's been really important to me that I continue to move my body. It's really important for my mental health," she said. "So I've been doing, you know, regular exercises that I would normally do. But I mostly take walks, and I mostly hike. I wear my mask, and I go on hikes." 

''I used to be really nervous about hikes, because of the chronic pain condition, but I've overcome my concerns. I found during COVID that... you can grab the courage that's happening in the universe and grab that bravery and put it right inside yourself and be fearless," she explained. 

"I really encourage people to move their bodies and be in the world. Wear masks, stay safe, but don't forget to move. Because when your energy's stagnant like that, it really can lead to mental health problems," she said. "I really believe that by practicing everyday skills... like moving your body, drinking lots of water, eating healthy, making sure to take care of yourself, self-care – these are things that we have to make sure that we're doing to take care of our minds."

On Performing at President Joe Biden's Inauguration: 

"I felt very, very honored to be there, I still feel very honored to have been asked to sing our national anthem, and it will always be an honor for me to sing to the great people of this country," she said. "And I really wanted to sing for everybody. In a moment of healing, of togetherness, and I had very much in my mind also the building of the beloved community, the beloved community that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of."

"I really just want to continue to do work that I believe is essential, which is kindness. Kindness is essential."