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International pop diva Lady Gaga attends a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, July 4, 2011. Lady Gaga is visiting Taiwan for five days promoting her new album "Born This Way". (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Lady Gaga revealed on the 'Today' show that she suffers from PTSD


Lady Gaga revealed on NBC's "Today" show Monday that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

“I suffer from a mental illness -- I suffer from PTSD. I’ve never told anyone that before, so here we are,” the singer said. "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."

In December 2014, Gaga revealed that she was raped at age 19 by someone 20 years older than her.  

The singer revealed her struggle with PTSD while visiting Ali Forney Center for LGBT youth as part of NBC's "Share Kindness" campaign, which is a partnership of Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, "Today" and NBC, according to USA Today.  

Gaga told "Today" she hopes sharing her story will help empower teens at the center to open up about their own struggles. 

After taking the time to have one-on-one conversations with some of the kids at the center, Gaga led a meditation circle.

After leaving the center, Gaga tweeted, "Thank you for sharing your stories, trauma & pain with me & the world today. Your kindness is contagious." 

This isn't the first time the singer has been vocal about her struggle with mental illnesses. 

"I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety my entire life, I still suffer with it every single day," Gaga told Billboard in an October 2015 interview

Lady Gaga revealed on the 'Today' show that she suffers from PTSD

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