Lady Gaga reveals she has post-traumatic stress disorder

Pop star was raped at the age of 19

Entertainment Desk December 06, 2016
Pop star was raped at the age of 19. PHOTO: VARIETY

US pop star Lady Gaga has revealed that she suffers from from post-traumatic stress disorder after being raped at the age of 19.

"I suffer from a mental illness - I suffer from PTSD," she told the Today Show while visiting a homeless shelter for young gay people in New York.

"I've never told anyone that before," the star added. Lady Gaga, now 33, further said that sharing kindness was "the best way" to healing.

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"The kindness that's been shown to me, by doctors as well as my family and my friends, it's really saved my life," she said, after bringing presents to the astonished teenagers at the centre.

"Meditation helps me to calm down," the singer added, while discussing how she struggles with her illness everyday.

Later Lady Gaga Tweeted, "Today I shared one my deepest secrets w/ the world. Secrets keep you sick w/ shame."

Her fans were quick to respond with heartwarming comments and immense understanding regarding her condition.

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This article originally appeared on BBC.

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