Lady Gaga Reveals She Suffers PTSD Following Sexual Assault

Lady Gaga shares her "deepest secret" in interview.

At a charity event for her 'Born This Way' foundation, Lady Gaga told reporters she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. 

"I don't have the same kinds of issues that you have," Lady Gaga told a group of homeless youths at a shelter. "But I have a mental illness and I struggle with that mental illness every day."

She later told the cameras: "I suffer from PTSD. I've never told anyone that, so here we are. But the kindness that's been shown to me, by doctors, by my family and friends, really saved my life."

Lady Gaga revealed earlier this year she was raped at the age of 19. It took her seven years to tell anyone after the incident.


In a Tweet sharing a video of her spot on the US Today Show, Gaga said she considered her PTSD diagnosis one of her "deepest secrets". 

"Today I shared one [of] my deepest secrets w/ the world. Secrets keep you sick w/ shame," Gaga wrote.

In the video, she discusses how kindness helped her deal with her battle.

"I've ben searching for ways to heal myself, and I found kindness is the best way," she said.

For crisis support, contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or visit their website.

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