Multiple award-winning American singer and songwriter, Lady Gaga has opened up to how she nearly had a mental breakdown after she was raped for months in a locked-up studio by a music producer.
The incident which happened while she was a teenager according to her made her traumatized almost leading to suicide.
According to her she was dumped off by her house by her abuser after she became pregnant after months of abuse.
Lady Gaga spoke in an interview in Oprah Winfrey’s “The Me You Can’t See on Apple TV.”
Describing the incident as the darkest moments of her life, Lady Gaga said:
“I felt a lot of pain when the person who raped me dropped me off pregnant on a corner, at my parent’s house, after months of abuse.
“He locked me away in a studio for months.
“I had a total psychotic breakdown and for a couple years, I was not the same girl.
“Even if I have six brilliant months, all it takes is getting triggered once to feel bad.
“And when I say I feel bad, I mean thinking about dying. I learned all the ways to pull myself out of it.
“I don’t tell this story for my own self-service, because, to be honest, it’s hard to tell,” she said.
“I feel a lot of shame about it. How do I explain to people that I have privilege, I’ve got money and power but I’m miserable?”
Lady Gaga said she was telling the story as a way of healing for her.
“I’m not saying my story because I want people to cry for me. I’m good, but to heal you have to open your heart up to somebody.
“I’ve been through it and I know people need help. So, that’s part of my healing, being able to talk to you. I don’t ever want to face that person again,” she added.