Lady Gaga sat down for a chat with Oprah Winfrey, where she revealed that she suffers from PTSD after being repeatedly raped as a teen.
During the debut of Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour, Gaga revealed that the rapist was somebody that she knew at age 19, but that she did not seek therapy for her trauma, even when her career first began to peak.
"I all of a sudden became a star and was traveling the world going from hotel room to garage to limo to stage, and I never dealt with it, and then all of a sudden I started to experience this incredible intense pain throughout my entire body that mimicked the illness I felt after I was raped," she said.
Oprah became emotional following Gaga's admission:
"Can I tell you, you were so amazing," Oprah told her.
"You were so good. You were so vulnerable. You were so truthful. You were so real!" she continued. "I couldn't even believe you were doing that! I was like, am I hearing correctly? Oh my god, you were so real, so good, so strong, so you."