Lady Gaga opens up on times she thought about taking her own life

American superstar, Lady Gaga, has opened up on her struggles with mental health.

The singer recently had an interview, where she spoke about her new album, 'Chromatica', and the multiple bouts of depression she's suffered in the past.

According to her, literally all the songs on the album are about her, and the experiences she has had. 

“My biggest enemy is Lady Gaga, that’s what I was thinking. My biggest enemy is her,” the 'Shallow' singer said on CBS Sunday Morning. “You can’t go to the grocery store now. If you go to dinner with your family somebody comes to the table, you can’t have dinner with your family without it being about you, it’s always about you. All the time it’s about you."

“There’s not one song on that album that’s not true, not one,” she added.

Gaga also spoke about the song, '911', on the 'Chromatica' album, and revealed the lyrics are a reference to when she used to pop pills as a way of dealing with her mental struggles.

She then said she “totally gave up on [herself]” when she was in a dark time, adding: “I hated being famous, I hated being a star, I felt exhausted and used up.”

“It’s not always easy if you have mental issues to let other people see,” the star continued. “I used to show, I used to self-harm, I used to say, ‘Look I cut myself, see I’m hurting.’ Because I didn’t think anyone could see because mental health, it’s invisible.”

“I didn’t really understand why I should live other than to be there for my family,” she continued. “That was an actual real thought and feeling, why should I stick around?” 

She also revealed she had a problem with “gentrification” and being approached in public: “If I’m at the grocery store and somebody comes up very close to me and puts a cellphone right in my face and starts taking pictures, just total panic, full-body pain. I’m braced because I’m so afraid,” she said. “It’s like I’m an object, I’m not a person.”

The singer spoke at length, but the good thing is she said she learned to love herself again and used her music as a reason to keep living.

Way to go, Gaga!

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