Lady Gaga tells Oprah: 'I was raped repeatedly at the age of 19'

Lady Gaga broke down in tears as she told Oprah she developed post traumatic stress disorder after being raped "repeatedly" at the age of 19.

The Pokerface hitmaker has opened up about the terrible ordeal she had to face as a teenager and admits she never was able to "process" that trauma.

Lady Gaga with pink hair crying as she goes to hug Oprah Winfrey
Lady Gaga broke down crying as she hugged Oprah Winfrey. Photo: Instagram/Oprah
Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey speak during the WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) & Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus Tour at BB&T Center on January 4, 2020 in Sunrise, Florida.
The singer told Oprah that she was 'raped repeatedly' at the age of 19. Photo: Getty Images

"I was raped repeatedly when I was 19 years old, and I also developed PTSD as a result of being raped and also not processing that trauma,” Gaga said on stage at Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour, according to Rolling Stone.

Gaga also found it difficult during her rise to fame as she never "dealt" with the change or got to process what she had been through in her younger years.

Lady Gaga waves at the crowd as she's onstage with Oprah
Gaga told Oprah she never dealt with the trauma of the rape. Photo: Getty Images

"I all of a sudden became a star and was traveling the world going from hotel room to garage to limo to stage, and I never dealt with it, and then all of a sudden I started to experience this incredible intense pain throughout my entire body that mimicked what I felt after I was raped,” she said.

And the 33-year-old singer also opened up about her fibromyalgia diagnosis, admitting she is in "head-to-toe pain" because of it.

Despite this, the singer took to the stage in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2020.

Got a story tip or just want to get in touch? Email us at

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting