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Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her PTSD And Chronic Pain Following Her Sexual Assault At 19

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

Pop star Lady Gaga, who stars in the latest remake of A Star Is Born, sat down to do an interview with Vogue and things got deep. Gaga opened up about past traumas and how she has dealt with rape, chronic pain, and mental health struggles with PTSD.

While discussing her earlier years in the music business, Gaga shared a horrific story of being raped by a music producer. 

She told Vogue:

It took years. No one else knew. It was almost like I tried to erase it from my brain. And when it finally came out, it was like a big, ugly monster. And you have to face the monster to heal.

The rape led to PTSD, which she described:

For me, with my mental-health issues, half of the battle in the beginning was, I felt like I was lying to the world because I was feeling so much pain but nobody knew. So that’s why I came out and said that I have PTSD, because I don’t want to hide—any more than I already have to.