Lady Gaga tells Oprah she takes a lot of medication to stay 'on board', opens up about mental health struggles
The 'Born This Way' songstress was speaking at Oprah Winfrey's 2020 wellness tour at the BB&T Center in Florida on January 11
On the first day of Oprah Winfrey's 2020 wellness tour at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on Saturday, January 11, Lady Gaga opened up about taking medication and dealing with her mental health issues.
The 'Born This Way' songstress got on stage and admitted that she is not going to hide the fact that she suffered from mental health issues.
"I will put my shame in a box all the way over there and make it very small and say to myself, 'I have mental health issues, I take a lot of medication to stay on board and I'm a survivor and I'm living and I'm thriving and I'm strong and I'm going to take all my life experiences and I'm going to share them with the world and make it a better place,'" she confessed.
The popstar's candid comment touched a crowd of fifteen thousand who had turned up for Oprah's '2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus' tour, CBS News reported.
Lady Gaga told the talk show mogul that she was used to taking medication on a daily basis. "I take no narcotics at all. No pain medication," she said. "I'm on antidepressants."
Although she went to list a few of the medications that she took, she made it clear that it might not be suitable for everyone who was suffering from mental illnesses. "It's not the same for everyone," she said.
Oprah's stated that the goal of her tour was to provide people with clarity.
"I hope people leave with a rising in them because I know that you can't come to a motivational speech or day and instantly change your life, but I want people to feel the rising inside them that yearns for the more and then have clarity about what that more is," she said.
WW, the company formerly known as Weight Watchers, of which Oprah is the largest individual shareholder, has partnered with her for the wellness tour.
At each destination of the tour, Oprah will highlight one local restaurant that offers WW meals. In Miami, she stopped by Lil Greenhouse Grill, where the WW menu item is shrimp and collard greens.