Lady Gaga spoke to Dane Lowe about her mental health issues following a rape she endured and even said that she is taking anti-psychotic medication. The interview was in promotion for her album Chromatica but the remarks, as well as the video, only recently went viral. Lady Gaga opened up about her mental health struggles and the 34-year-old Grammy singer said she has been proscribed Olanzapine. In addition to mental health issues, Lady Gaga lives with chronic pain and has that to contend with as well. The interview was held on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station but Lady Gaga has put it on her official YouTube channel.
Speaking to Dane, Lady Gaga described what it was like struggling with her mental health.
“I can’t always control things that my brain does. I have to take medication to stop the process that occurs.”
Lady Gaga revealed that she was raped when she was 19-years-old and believes that is where her mental health issues began. Gaga has spoken out about her own abuse and co-wrote the award-winning song “Till It Happens’ to you that is about rape.
As Lady Gaga often uses her own life experiences as the subject matter in her music, she explained that the song “911” on Chromatica is about the drug Olanzapine that she is on.
Watch Lady Gaga’s full interview with Zane Lowe below.
What are your thoughts on Lady Gaga’s openness? Do you think it is a good thing that she’s speaking publicly about her mental health?