American singer Lady Gaga has shared a piece of her private life and things she had been through growing up.
In a conversation she had with American top tv host Oprah Winfrey, the chart-topping singer revealed that she battled post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the numerous assaults she has s!xually when she was only 19 years old.
Speaking about an episode she described as a “psychotic break”, reported by talkofnaija.com, Gaga revealed:
“I was raped repeatedly when I was 19 years old,” she said. “And I also developed PTSD as a result of being raped and not being able to process that trauma.
“I did not have anyone to help me, I didn’t have a therapist, I did not have a psychiatrist, I did not have a doctor help me through it; I just, all of a sudden, became a star, and was travelling the world going from hotel rooms to . . . stage. I never dealt with it.”