Lady Gaga recently had a wide-ranging conversation with Oprah about the evolution of the her career, detailing some of her most personal struggles.
In the new interview for Elle, the award-winning singer and actress told Oprah that as she's built her platform, she's "become very mindful of my position in the world and my responsibility to humanity and to those who follow me."
Gaga explained that she realized her purpose at the beginning of her career.
"I recognized very early on that my impact was to help liberate people through kindness," she shared. "I mean, I think it’s the most powerful thing in the world, particularly in the space of mental illness."
The artist said that she is open about her own mental health problems and intimate struggles because she wants to help others.
"I have PTSD. I have chronic pain. Neuropathic pain trauma response is a weekly part of my life. I’m on medication; I have several doctors. This is how I survive," she detailed.
"But you know what, Oprah? I kept going, and that kid out there or even that adult out there who’s been through so much, I want them to know that they can keep going, and they can survive, and they can win their Oscar," she continued.
She also encouraged people to build up the strength to ask for help if they need it -- or go out of their way to check in on others who might be struggling.
Through Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, which she founded in 2012 and leads with her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, the singer provides mental health resources and support to youth.
During Oprah and Gaga's conversation, the famous host also asked about a highly publicized point of Gaga's career in 2018 -- her relationship with her co-star from "A Star Is Born," Bradley Cooper.
Gaga previously shot down claims their relationship was anything more than professional but reiterated the message.
"I think the press is very silly," she said. "I mean, we made a love story. For me, as a performer and as an actress, of course we wanted people to believe that we were in love. And we wanted people to feel that love at the Oscars."
"We worked hard on it, we worked for days," she added. "We mapped the whole thing out -- it was orchestrated as a performance."