Mother Monster Lady Gaga told Harper’s Bazaar about her struggle with depression.
“I became very depressed at the end of 2013,” she said. “I was exhausted fighting people off. I couldn’t even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore. I didn’t feel like standing up for myself one more time – to one more person who lied to me.”
But then on New Year’s Day she had a realization.
“I really felt like I was dying – my light completely out. I said to myself, ‘Whatever is left in there, even just one light molecule, you will find it and make it multiply. You have to for you. You have to for your music. You have to for your fans and your family.'”
“I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me,” she said. “You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that’s left. I’m lucky I found one little glimmer stored away.”