Lady Gaga has come forward with a harrowing story from her past as an interviewee in mental-health series The Me You Can’t See, co-executive-produced by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry.
The pop superstar shared her own experience during the first episode of the series, saying she was raped at age 19 and left pregnant.
“I was 19 years old, and I was working in the business, and a producer said to me, ‘Take your clothes off,’” Lady Gaga said.
Gaga said the pain eventually led to a “psychotic break” that she still had while accepting her 2019 Oscar.
“I had a total psychotic break, and for a couple years, I was not the same girl,” she said.
“The way that I feel when I feel pain was how I felt after I was raped. I’ve had so many MRIs and scans where they don’t find nothing. But your body remembers.”
“You know why it’s not good to cut? You know why it’s not good to throw yourself against the wall? You know why it’s not good to self-harm? Because it makes you feel worse.
You think you’re going to feel better because you’re showing somebody, ‘Look, I’m in pain.’ It doesn’t help,” she added.
After many years, she has “learned all the ways to pull myself out of it.”
“It all started to slowly change,” she concluded.