Lady Gaga Opens Up About Past Sexual Assault, Says She Became Pregnant After Being Raped at 19


The singer made the revelation during the first episode of Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry's new Apple TV+ mental health series, The Me You Can't See

Lady Gaga is opening up about how her past trauma has shaped who she is today.

The 35-year-old singer appears on the premiere episode of Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry's new Apple TV+ docuseries, The Me You Can't See — which launched on Friday — which focuses on conversations about mental health with experts and various public figures.

During her episode, Gaga opens up about the aftermath of being raped. "I was 19 years old, and I was working in the business, and a producer said to me, 'Take your clothes off,' " the "Million Reasons" crooner recalled through tears in the episode. "And I said no. And I left, and they told me they were going to burn all of my music. And they didn't stop. They didn't stop asking me, and I just froze and I just — I don't even remember."

Gaga then went on to explain that while she respects the survivors who do publicly reveal their attackers, she has decided not to name her abuser because she does "not ever want to face that person again."

Continuing her candid conversation, the Grammy award-winning songstress also detailed a time years later when she went to a hospital to seek help for pain and numbness she was experiencing.

"First I felt full-on pain, then I went numb," Gaga said. "And then I was sick for weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks after, and I realized that it was the same pain that I felt when the person who raped me dropped me off pregnant on a corner at my parents' house because I was vomiting and sick. Because I'd been being abused. I was locked away in a studio for months."

Alongside Gaga, the series will also feature other high-profile participants, including Glenn Close and NBA stars DeMar DeRozan and Langston Galloway. Mental Health advocate Zak Williams, Olympic Boxer Virginia "Ginny" Fuchs and celebrity chef Rashad Armstead also appear.

The new mental health series is co-created and executive produced by Winfrey and Prince Harry and is also executive produced by Harpo Productions' Terry Wood and Catherine Cyr, along with RadicalMedia's Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick, and Alex Browne who is showrunner.

The Me You Can't See is currently streaming on Apple TV+, which is available on the Apple TV app in more than 100 countries and regions on more than 1 billion screens. 

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