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Lady Gaga Explains How Fashion Saved Her From Insanity

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11/05/2013 6:14 am
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Lady Gaga Explains How Fashion Saved Her From Insanity
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Rosie Clarke

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In a candid and revealing interview with Graham Norton this week, Lady Gaga noted that her eccentric outfits and theatrical artistry may just have saved her life. As a child, the ARTPOP singer announced she heard voices in her head and as a teen, struggled to live a socially acceptable life. In terms of her art: "It's how I deal with my insanity. From when I was young I had voices in my head and for the longest time I was drinking and doing a lot of drugs and it was the clothing and the artistry that saved me. I get sheer joy out of creativity, it's like a psychedelic experience for me." Through music and fashion then, Gaga remarked that she found a way to express herself in a manner that felt constructive rather than destructive. "I was very respectful of my parents but I was like a grenade that pulls out its own pin. I just wanted to get hell out of there. I wanted to go out and play music and when I couldn't make music I went nuts and it made my parents nuts." When asked further about how her parents cope with her erratic adult behaviour, Gaga jokes that her mother's reaction to her nose piercing was the worst. "Isn't that ridiculous, of all the things I did. I was like, 'Mum, really? I'm naked in every magazine!'" Later on, the interview delved into Gaga's relationship with Sir Elton John's sons, to whom she is godmother. Famously, Gaga does not like to talk about her private relationships but she did reveal the following: "I bring them presents all the time. I spoil the hell out of them. They are the most beautiful kids and I've never seen such a loving family. They are absolutely the symbol of the future modern family." Mother Monster also elaborated on the terrible toll her recent medical hiatus took on her mental and emotional health. "I broke my hip and who dances on a broken hip for three months and doesn't know? The thing is when you are on a tour for that long everything hurts and it's not a possibility to me to cancel. I can't say no and I can't stop. I felt dead not performing." Thank goodness she's back performing for us now! Lady Gaga will feature her latest single, "Do What U Want" on The Graham Norton Show this Friday, November 8. It's set to be a one in a million episode, with Eastenders legend, June Brown, movie-star Jude Law, and popular British comedian, Greg Davies also appearing. Watch Gaga perform an emotional rendition of "Dope" at the YouTube Music Video Awards:


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