Lady Gaga Reveals to Oprah: ‘I Developed PTSD as a Result of Being Raped’

Written by on January 6, 2020

Oprah Winfrey interviewed Lady Gaga about mental health to kick off her first national arena tour in five years.

The lengthy chat between the singer and the talk show titan, which took place on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a part of Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour, presented by Weight Watchers Reimagined.

During their hour-long discussion, Oprah and Gaga discussed everything from managing her fibromyalgia to her rumored relationship with A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper.

On dealing with fibromyalgia, Gaga revealed to Oprah that even during their conversation, she was in “head-to-toe pain.”

“What’s interesting about it is that I’ve found through neuropsych research and my relationship with my doctors that fibromyalgia can be treated through mental health therapy,” Gaga told Oprah. “And mental health is a medical condition, it should be treated as a medical condition. It should not be ignored.”

Gaga also discussed being raped by someone she knew growing up.

“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,” she told Oprah.

During that time she quickly rose to fame, and she didn’t have a doctor or therapist to help her process her trauma.

Watch the interview

Source: Rolling Stone

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