Pop sensation Lady Gaga has revealed that she was raped as a teenager and she went through emotional therapy to recover from the incident. During a candid interview with Howard Stern, Gaga, 28, recalled how she was sexually assaulted when she was around 19-years-old, but she only spoke of the incident now because she does not want “to be defined by it”, reported Us magazine.
“I went through some horrific things that I´m able to laugh (at) now, because I´ve gone through a lot of mental and physical therapy and emotional therapy to heal over the years. My music´s been wonderful for me. But, you know, I was a shell of my former self at one point. I was not myself. To be fair, I was about 19. I went to Catholic school and then all this crazy stuff happened, and I was going, ´Oh, is this just the way adults are?´” she said.
Gaga said that she did not divulge information about the assault before because she did not want the attacker to receive any credit for her motivation to succeed.