Lady GaGa Makes Oprah Cry Backstage [VIDEO]

Lady GaGa Makes Oprah Winfrey Cry: “You Opened Our Hearts Today!”

Oprah Winfrey loves a good cry – and singer/actress Lady GaGa (real name, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) was there to give it to her. The media mogul just embarked on her first national arena tour in five years – Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour – and the “A Star Is Born” actress was her guest during this weekend’s Fort Lauderdale, FL stop. But backstage is where Oprah and GaGa shared a touching breakthrough. Oprah cried to the singer, saying this in her Twitter video:

“Can I tell you- you were so amazing. You were so good! You were so vulnerable, you were so truthful, you were so real. I couldn’t even believe you were doing that!…so strong! So you! Thank you for doing that for me.”

The conversation that led to that tearful backstage moment was Lady GaGa’s willingness to bare her soul with Oprah’s audience regarding everything from physical and mental health. She revealed that a rape in her teenage years has caused her to suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder):

“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…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 the illness I felt after I was raped.”

She even shared that she suffers from the nerve condition fibromyalgia, which causes “head-to-toe pain.” Lady GaGa said:

“What’s interesting about it is that I’ve found through neuropsych research and my relationship with my doctors that fibromyalgia can be treated through mental health therapy. And mental health is a medical condition, it should be treated as a medical condition. It should not be ignored.”

Oprah, later, thanked Lady GaGa for her willingness to be open in this tweet:

“@oprah Fort Lauderdale, thank you for your warmth and fantastic generosity. And @ladygaga : Your willingness to ‘go there’ with your vulnerability opened all our hearts today. #Oprahs2020VisionTour”

Watch Oprah Winfrey’s full sit-down with Lady GaGa below.

Written by Miata Shanay

Authored by: Miata Shanay