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Lady Gaga calls PTSD struggle one of her ‘deepest secrets’

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 5, 2016 shows US singer Lady Gaga poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2016 in London. Pop icon Lady Gaga has revealed an ongoing battle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), part of the emotional fallout from having been raped as a teenager. The singer-songwriter made the revelation during a television interview on December 5, 2016 at a New York homeless shelter for gay and lesbian (LGBT) youth."I told the kids today that I suffer from a mental illness -- I suffer from PTSD," said Gaga, speaking to NBC television's "Today Show" program.( AFP )
(FILES) This file photo taken on December 5, 2016 shows US singer Lady Gaga poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2016 in London. Pop icon Lady Gaga has revealed an ongoing battle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), part of the emotional fallout from having been raped as a teenager. The singer-songwriter made the revelation during a television interview on December 5, 2016 at a New York homeless shelter for gay and lesbian (LGBT) youth.”I told the kids today that I suffer from a mental illness — I suffer from PTSD,” said Gaga, speaking to NBC television’s “Today Show” program.( AFP )

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga has revealed that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from her rape at the age of 19.

The 30-year-old singer made the announcement in an interview broadcast on NBC’s “Today” show on Monday. Gaga was shown in a segment visiting a center for homeless LGBT youth in New York. She told a group that she has a mental illness that she struggles with every day and uses meditation to cope.

Gaga’s appearance was part of a campaign to inspire kindness. She says the kindness that’s been shown to her by doctors, family and friends has saved her life.

Gaga later said on Twitter that in telling her story, she shared one of her “deepest secrets” with the world.

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