Lady Gaga Gets Candid About Her Depression

Hallie Stephens
Yahoo Celebrity
Lady Gaga

Last year was a tough one for Lady Gaga! In the March issue of Harper's Bazaar, the 27-year-old is opening up about the year that threw her into a dark depression. She tells the mag, "I became very depressed at the end of 2013. 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."

And while Mama Monster doesn't directly name the people she was battling, she did hash out a few feuds publically toward the end of 2013. Back in October, the "Applause" singer tried to end a long-standing feud with Kelly Osbourne during an appearance on "The X Factor UK" when she presented judge Sharon Osbourne with a cake for Kelly's birthday. The gesture was ill received by the "Fashion Police" star who tweeted, "Not to be ungrateful but why would you send me a birthday cake via my MOTHER in a country half the [world] away? #JustSendItToME #LoveNotWar."

In response, Gaga tweeted her directly, saying, "I didn't know it was your B-day until this afternoon. Meant as a peace offering. Happy Birthday." Gaga then wrote to her fans who were unleashing their fury on Kelly, saying, "Monsters, please just focus on the positive of tonight's performance and do not send any hateful messages. I don't support it. #SpreadLove." Minutes later, Kelly sniped, "#StefaniStopIt!" and "I live for a #Cause not for the #Applause!!!!!!!"

And in September, Adam Levin instigated a Twitter feud with Gaga, writing, "Ugh..recycling old art for a younger generation doesn't make you an artist. It makes you an art teacher." Then he composed another tweet saying "I unabashedly love writing and performing pop music for both myself AND everyone around me. That's It. It doesn't need any extra sauce." The blond bombshell quickly responded by tweeting "uh oh guys the art police is here."

But Lady Gaga decided to turn a new leaf in 2014 and leave the drama and depression behind her. She told the mag, "January 1, I woke up, started crying again, and I looked in the mirror and said, 'I know you don't want to fight. I know you think you can't, but you've done this before. I know it hurts, but you won't survive this depression.'… I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that's left. I'm lucky I found one little glimmer stored away."

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