Lady Gaga brings Oprah to tears after speaking about being 'repeatedly raped' as teenager in emotional interview
Lady Gaga brought Oprah to tears in an emotional interview, after discussing a series of sexual assaults she endured as a teenager.
Speaking in front of a packed 15,000 crowd as part of Oprah Winfrey's national tour, 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus, last Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Gaga opened up to Oprah about the repeated abuse she experienced during her adolescence.
The candid discussion of her ordeal took its toll on the media mogul, who openly wept during the interview.
Take a look at this clip from Oprah's interview with Lady Gaga:
The superstar talked about the effect that the sexual assaults had on her mental and emotional well-being, describing how her trauma was so damaging that she couldn’t get out of bed at one point. Despite rocketing to fame in her early 20s, Gaga stated that she was in "intense pain" as a result of her experiences.
The Star Is Born actress stated: "I just didn’t stop moving and working and dancing through insurmountable pain. It was so frustrating. I was improperly medicated and I wasn’t in therapy. This part of the brain where you stay centered and you don’t disassociate, right? It slammed down."
She continued: "My whole body started tingling and I started screaming. I was in a hospital. The brain goes: ‘That’s enough, I don’t want to think about this anymore. I don’t want to feel this anymore.’ Boom. You break from reality as you know it. You have no concept of what’s going on around you."
Watch Oprah cry over Lady Gaga's testimony in the video below:
She added: "I radically accepted they happened because God was saying to me: ‘I’m gonna show you pain. And then you’re going to help other people who are in pain because you’re going to understand it’.' Now, when I see someone in pain I can’t look away. I’m in pain too. Now, I’m in problem-solving mode."
After the interview finished, Oprah shared a video of herself hugging Gaga backstage on her official Instagram account. Oprah captioned the video: "Fort Lauderdale, thank you for your warmth and fantastic generosity. And @ladygaga: Your willingness to ‘go there’ with your vulnerability opened all our hearts today."