Lady Gaga is getting candid about her struggles with mental illness. The New York Post picked up on an interview with Lady Gaga earlier this year in which she spoke with Zane Lowe from Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station, however, the star’s discussion has just started to gain traction now.
As most know, Lady Gaga has been very honest about her sexual assault as a teenager. She says she has a lot of trauma from what happened to her when she was 19-years-old.
During the old interview with Zane in which she was talked about her record, Chromatica, Lady Gaga discussed her medication and the benefits in detail. She said she can’t control what her brain does. For that reason, she takes medication to stop the negative processes from occurring.
According to Gaga, one of the songs from her record, “911,” touches on the medication she takes to feel better, including olanzapine, which is commonly used to help with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
As it was noted above, Lady Gaga’s struggle with mental health is nothing new. She spoke about it at length during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2019.
Germanotta says she was sexually assaulted when she was 19-years-old, moreover, her condition, fibromyalgia, may be directly related to what happened to her all those years ago.
According to the performing artist, she once had symptoms so bad that she had a “psychotic break” and had to go to the ER.
Gaga said it was easily one of the worst things that have ever happened to her. She didn’t even know what was going on, because her entire body went numb, the singer explained. Her psychiatrist gave her medication which helped calm her down.
Even though it’s been a tough uphill battle, Gaga says therapy and medication have been crucial in her recovery. The performing artist says medication has been essential, and without it, she’d “spiral” down quickly.
A lot of patients believe medication may end up hurting them in the long run, the singer added. She wants to eliminate this stigma surrounding mental health medication.