Stardom can be hard, especially if you’re Lady Gaga.
The singer revealed she is still taking medication after feeling “traumatized” by her career’s sudden takeoff, which makes sense. We saw Lady Gaga EVERYWHERE from like 2011 to 2014, and then she chilled out for a bit. And Gaga herself admitted she was suffering a period of depression that left her feeling “exhausted – like I was dying”. Now, she’s preparing to release her first pop album in three years. And as we reported, she just released her new single, Perfect Illusion, which is exciting. She talked to The Mirror about all of it, and I felt all the REALNESS.
On her sudden fame: “I needed a moment to stabilize. When my career took off, I don’t remember anything at all. It’s like I’m traumatised. I needed time to recalibrate my soul.”
On her mood: “I take medication. I’m not saying I feel good because of the medication – I wouldn’t encourage young people to take anti-depressants or mood stabilisers.
On depression: “I openly admit to having battled depression and anxiety and I think a lot of people do. I think it’s better when we all say: ‘Cheers!’ And ‘fess up to it.”
On being in her 30’s: “I find in my 30s, I haven’t actually calmed down. I calm down for periods of time and then I’m actually worse – I’m more wild for a short period of time. It’s a little bit of both. But 30 is fantastic because I feel like I have all the wisdom of my 20s.”
(Via The Mirror)
Get it, Gaga!