After being raped by a music executive when she was 19, Lady Gaga became pregnant at the age of 19 and experienced a “complete psychotic break” as a result of the ordeal, she revealed in a tearful new interview.
On Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s show “The Me You Can’t See,” the 35-year-old award-winning singer opened up about the traumatic incident and its aftermath.
According to the Sun, the star, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, revealed on the Apple TV+ docuseries, “I was 19 years old and working in the company when a producer said to me, ‘Take your clothes off.” “And I declined. They told me they were going to burn all of my music after I left. They didn’t quit either. They didn’t stop asking me questions, and I just froze, and I don’t even know what happened.”
The singer declined to name the producer, stating that she “never wants to face that person again.”
Lady Gaga has previously admitted to taking antipsychotic drugs as a result of the sexual harassment because she suffers from “mental problems.”
During a hospital visit with a psychiatrist, she said, the traumatic memories were triggered.
“At first, I was in excruciating pain, then I went numb,” Lady Gaga said.
“And then I was sick for weeks and weeks and weeks after that, and I knew it was the same pain I had when the guy who had raped me dropped me off pregnant on a street corner.”
She said, “I was vomiting and sick at my parents’ place.” “Because I’d been abused,” she said. For months, I was confined to a studio.”
Even though her career was thriving in 2019 thanks to her Oscar win for “A Star Is Born,” she disclosed that she was suffering from a “absolute psychotic break.”
“I wasn’t the same person for a couple of years,” she admitted.
“When I’m in agony, I feel the same way I did after I was raped. I’ve had a lot of MRIs and scans that have turned up nothing. Your body, on the other hand, remembers.”
Gaga had been quiet about the sexual harassment for seven years before disclosing it in a 2014 interview.
She explained, “I didn’t know how to even think about it, I didn’t know how to acknowledge it, I didn’t know how to not blame myself or believe it was my fault.”
“It was a life-changing experience for me. It totally transformed who I was. She went on to say, “It changed my body, it changed my feelings.”
She said that she initially blamed herself for the attack.
“I was like, ‘But what did I do in my life to put this upon myself?’” she revealed after the incident. “There was some kind of religious guilt attached to it, as if I had inspired the violence in some way.”
“I thought I had brought it on myself in some way — that it was my fault,” the celebrity said, referring to the way he dresses and the way he is provocative as an individual.
Celebrities, including Prince Harry, address their mental health challenges in the latest docuseries.