Lady Gaga felt like she was “dying” with depression at the end of last year.
The Applause singer has always been very open about her thoughts and feelings during her career.
And in an interview with the American edition of Harper’s Bazaar, Gaga revealed just how low she felt mere weeks ago.
“'I became very depressed at the end of 2013,' she confessed. “I really felt like I was dying - my light completely out. I was exhausted fighting people off. I couldn’t even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore. I didn’t feel like standing up for myself one more time—to one more person who lied to me.”
The 27-year-old could be referring to her split from manager Troy Carter, who parted ways with the singer in November just days before her ARTPOP album was released.
"Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result," she wrote in a blog soon after.
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, admitted she spent most days crying during that dark period.
But the turning point came on New Year’s Day when she looked in the mirror as she was crying once more.
She said, “I said to myself, "Whatever is left in there, even just one light molecule, you will find it and make it multiply.
You have to for you. You have to for your music. You have to for your fans and your family.”