Lady Gaga has never been one to hide her mental health struggles. The Poker Face singer has time and again bared her soul in her quest to lift the stigma and shame that can surround mental illness.

The 33-year-old candidly opened up about developing PTSD as a result of being sexually assaulted as a 19-year-old and how her sudden rise to fame at the time came in the way of her seeking help.

Gaga made the revelations during her appearance on Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, over the weekend, and in an IGTV video following their on-stage chat the talk show titan was seen tearfully complimenting the singer for her vulnerable confessions.
The celeb then revealed she was repeatedly raped by someone she knew growing up and that the sexual assault was a huge blow on her mental health.

“I was raped repeatedly when I was 19 years old, and I also developed PTSD as a result of being raped and also not processing that trauma,” she said.

Gaga told Oprah and the audience that she didn’t have a doctor or therapist to help her process the trauma even as she shot to fame at the same time.