Lady Gaga says she was kept locked away for months by a music producer when she was 19 years old. Her attacker left her on a street corner pregnant and vomiting near her parent’s home. The trauma triggered a ‘total psychotic break.’
The singer-songwriter opened up about the ordeal on Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s Apple TV+ show “The Me You Can’t See,” which focuses on mental health.
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, went to a hospital to seek treatment for physical pain years after being raped, she said, the recurring sensation of intense pain turning into numbness felt familiar.
Gaga said she was later diagnosed with PTSD after going to the hospital for chronic pain.
Gaga first publicly told Howard Stern in a 2014 interview that she had been raped by a producer 20 years older than her, saying it inspired her 2013 track “Swine.”
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