Lady Gaga ‘Dying’: Music Career Left Her Traumatized And Meds Dependent?
Lady Gaga admitted to taking medication to stabilize herself after her career took off, but advised youngsters to refrain from taking anti-depressants and mood stabilizers. After she released her last pop album in 2013, she revealed that she went in to a phase of depression that made her feel so “exhausted – like I was dying.”Advertisement
The songstress is now preparing for her first pop album in three years after she dropped her new single, ‘Perfect Illusion.’
“I needed a moment to stabilise,” the Mirror quoted her as saying. “When my career took off, I don’t remember anything at all. It’s like I’m traumatised. I needed time to recalibrate my soul.”
However, the actor now said she feels good, despite deciding to ‘take a break’ from her actor fiancé Taylor Kinney, with whom she has been together for five years.
She added that, although she is under medication, she would not encourage young people to do the same. “I take medication. I’m not saying I feel good because of the medication – I wouldn’t encourage young people to take anti-depressants or mood stabilisers,” she said. “I openly admit to having battled depression and anxiety and I think a lot of people do. I think it’s better when we all say: ‘Cheers!’ And ‘fess up to it.”
In 2013, Lady Gaga revealed that on New Year’s Day, she had to make herself realise that she needed to gather herself to prevail over a slump.
In 2015, Gaga said during an interview that she suffered from depression her entire life. According to a report by the ET Online, she said that she is not sure whether technology is able to do enough for those who suffer from loneliness.
“There is something in the way that we are now, with our cell phones and people are not looking at each other and not being in the moment with each other, that kids feel isolated,” Gaga explained. “They read all of this extremely hateful language on the Internet. The Internet is a toilet. It is. It used to be a fantastic resource — but you have to sort through sh*t to find the good stuff.”