This came after two years since she opened up about being raped at the age of 19 in an interview with “The Horward Stern Show”.
She said she suffers from "a mental illness" — a personal information she has never shared with anyone before.
An article on Huffingtonpost
quotes her: “But the kindness that’s been shown to me by doctors — as well as my family and my friends — it’s really saved my life. I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.”
Gaga spoke to Today as part of the Share Kindness campaign — jointly done by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and Today and NBC Universal.
Huffingtonpost also quotes her saying: “These children are not just homeless or in need. Many of them are trauma survivors. They’ve been rejected in some type of way. I am no better than any of those kids. And I’m no worse than any of them. We are equal. We both walk our two feet on the same earth. And we’re in this together.”