Lady Gaga Said Acting Helped Control Her Depression
Gaga hasn't been shy about talking about her struggles with depression, and recently talked to the Sun regarding how her role as the creepy Countess on the show is alleviating it. "I'm an actress now and that helps a lot," she said. "I've tried to get off [my medication], but my doctor always tells me not to, that it's not safe for me."
Still, the "Bad Romance" songstress added, "there is something about acting that has really helped." Gaga previously opened up about her struggles last month, telling Billboard, "I've suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life, I still suffer with it every single day. I just want these kids to know that that depth that they feel as human beings is normal. We were born that way. This modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected? That's not human."
The show also helped Mother Monster feel less isolated. She recently told E! News, "I do know isolation, because I'm famous and it's hard to go be normal all the time. And when you meet people in public, 99 percent of the time, people aren't that interested in really getting to know me. There's sort of a wall between us that they think something of me that I'm not. I'm really just a human being that makes this...stuff."
Gaga has been open about her depression with fans as well, particularly when she shared a special message to them on her Little Monsters website in 2014. "Depression is just like any season, it will change, and before you know it you will see the first flower blooming," she wrote. "Then another. Then another. Before you know it your whole life will be in bloom. And you'll no longer remember the winter."
Considering Gaga is such a huge star, sharing her story is not only courageous, but we're sure it's also powerful for those who look up to her and struggle with depression and anxiety as well. And that's just one more reason why we love her.