Lady Gaga in a new tearful interview revealed that she got pregnant at 19 after being raped by her music producer … which led to her suffering a psychotic break because of the trauma that followed the incident.
Lady Gaga, 35, disclosed the traumatic experience on Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s new show “The Me You Can’t See.”
“I was 19 years old, and I was working in the business, and a producer said to me, ‘Take your clothes off. And I said no. And I left, and they told me they were going to burn all of my music. And they didn’t stop. They didn’t stop asking me, and I just froze and I—I don’t even remember.”
The singer didn’t comply with revealing the identity of the producer who did that, saying she doesn’t “ever want to face that person again.”
Lady Gaga has in the past opened up about taking antipsychotic medication because she struggles with mental issues as a result of the sexual assault. She said that the painful memories were triggered during a hospital visit with a psychiatrist.
Lady Gaga said, “First I felt full-on pain, then I went numb. And then I was sick for weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks after, and I realized that it was the same pain that I felt when the person who raped me dropped me off pregnant on a corner.
“At my parents’ house because I was vomiting and sick. Because I’d been abused. I was locked away in a studio for months.” Gaga told the story two years back, though her music career was waxing stronger with her winning Oscar for ‘A Star is Born,’ she was dealing with a “total psychotic break.”
“For a couple of years, I was not the same girl. The way that I feel when I feel pain was how I felt after I was raped. I’ve had so many MRIs and scans where they don’t find nothing. But your body remembers,” she said.
Gaga had previously kept silent about the sexual assault for seven years, first revealing it in a 2014 interview.
“I didn’t know how to even think about it, I didn’t know how to accept it, I didn’t know how to not blame myself or think it was my fault. It was something that really changed my life. It changed who I was completely, she said while adding that “It changed my body, it changed thoughts.”
She had blamed herself for it all, saying, “After it happened, I’m like, ‘But what did I do in my life to bring this upon myself?’ There was some sort of maybe religious guilt attached to it that I had somehow inspired the violence.”
“Because of the way that I dress, and the way that I’m provocative as a person, I thought that I had brought it on myself in some way … that it was my fault,” Lady Gaga said.