Lady Gaga Opens Up About ‘Psychotic Break’ After Sexual Assault Aged 19

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05-21-2021

Lady Gaga has spoken about the ‘total psychotic break’ she experienced after being raped, aged 19, and becoming pregnant. Lady Gaga first spoke of her sexual assault in 2014. 'First I felt full-on pain, then I felt numb, and then I was sick for weeks after. The singer, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, added that years after the attack she had a 'total psychotic break'. 'The way that I feel when I feel pain was how I felt after I was raped.

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Warning: This article addresses sexual assault and self-harm and may be triggering or disturbing to some readers. Lady Gaga recently shared details from a sexual assault she experienced at 19 years old. Lady Gaga has previously talked about being a survivor of sexual assault. In 2015, she wrote and performed “Til It Happens To You,” a song used in The Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assault. The next year, she performed the song alongside dozens of survivors of sexual assault at the Oscars.