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Lady Gaga reveals her battle with self-harm, mental illness

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“I just totally gave up on myself. I hated being famous. I hated being a star. I felt exhausted and used up. I don’t know how to explain it. But I went from looking at this piano, and thinking, you ruined my life. During this time, I was like, You made me Lady Gaga. My biggest enemy is Lady Gaga. That’s what I was thinking: My biggest enemy is her. What did you do? You can’t go to the grocery store now. If you go to dinner with your family, somebody comes to the table, you can’t have a dinner with your family without it being about you. It’s always about you. All the time it’s about you. And your outfits. Look at your outfits! Why you gotta be like that? I used to show. I used to self-harm. I used to say, ‘Look. I cut myself. See, I’m hurt,’ ’cause I didn’t think anyone could see. Because mental health, it’s invisible.”–Lady Gaga to CBS News, describing the struggles with depression and mental health that fueled her album ‘Chromatica.’