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Lady Gaga was raped. “I wasn’t the same girl anymore”

“I just froze and I don’t even remember the act itself,” Lady Gaga said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The singer describes a rape that happened when she was only 19 years old. The torturer was a music producer with whom she cooperated at that time. “He dumped me with my belly on the street corner near my parents’ house. He hated me throwing up. Before that, I was locked up in the studio for months.”

  • In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, the singer admitted that she was raped when she was only 19 years old. “I just froze and I don’t even remember the act itself,” says Lady Gaga
  • She admitted that she did not intend to disclose the perpetrator’s name to the public. “I understand that in the era of the Me Too movement, many people decide to do it, but I would not feel comfortable”
  • The singer describes that despite the passage of time, she felt chronic pain and numbness throughout her body all the time. “I wasn’t the same girl anymore”
  • More such texts can be found on the main page of Onet.pl

Lady Gaga is the protagonist of the first episode of the documentary series “The Me You Can’t See”, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry. The first season of the mental health series consists of five episodes – in each of them, people who have struggled with psychological problems talk about their experiences.

The singer described the day she was raped – she was only 19 years old. “Before, I was silent because I didn’t want to be defined by this event,” she says and describes the chronic pain and numbness in her body that she had to deal with over the years.

Lady Gaga: I will not name the torturer. I wouldn’t be comfortable with that

In an interview, the singer said that she was raped by a music producer when she was a teenager. She became pregnant as a result of the rape. “My torturer dumped me on a street corner near my parents’ house,” he explains. The artist was silent about this for a long time because – as she claims – she did not want to be defined by this event. She now admits that for years after the assault, she felt chronic pain and numbness in her body.

The music producer, whom the singer does not mention by name, ordered her to take off her clothes. If he didn’t, he threatened to destroy her career.

“I just froze and I don’t even remember the act itself,” she confesses in an interview with Winfrey. “I will not name his name. I understand that in the age of the Me Too movement, a lot of people do it, but I wouldn’t be comfortable. I don’t want to see his face anymore.”

“I wasn’t the same girl anymore”

The singer describes that despite the passage of time, she felt chronic pain and numbness throughout her body all the time. “I realized that the pain I felt was the same pain I felt when I was raped. I had a lot of x-rays and resonances. Doctors couldn’t find the cause, but the body remembers,” she admits. Gaga also had a mental breakdown. “I wasn’t the same girl anymore.”

Ultimately, the psychiatrist diagnosed her with post-traumatic stress disorder and fibromyalgia, a disease that manifests itself, among others, in chronic pain in muscles and joints. “It took about two and a half years for me to develop methods, such as therapy, caring for my body, listening and making music, to get my pain under control. I slowly began to recover,” admits Gaga.

Lady Gaga has already opened up years ago about her traumatic experiences. For the first time, she told about the fact that she had been raped in 2014. She referred to the rape in songs such as “Swine” and “Till It Happens To You.” She later returned to those traumatic memories in 2020 while talking to Winfrey on the show “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus.”

“The Me You Can’t See” – the new series of Winfrey and Prince Harry

The heroes of the next seasons will be Glenn Close, NBA players DeMar DeRozan and Langston Galloway, and chef Rashad Armstead. In the fifth episode, entitled “This is me”, Prince Harry himself tells about mental health problems and the shadows and highlights of growing up in the royal family.

The series “The Me You Can’t See” debuts on May 21 on the Apple TV + platform.

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