Gaga’s plea for change
is now a true Hollywood contender after her incredible tear-jerking performance in A Star Is Born.
And on Thursday night she called on film bosses to provide better mental health care for people in the entertainment business.
In a 25-minute speech at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s annual bash in Beverly Hills, she detailed her own “mental health crisis” that prompted her to seek professional help after becoming overwhelmed by work commitments.
“I began to notice that I would stare off into space and black out for seconds or minutes,” Gaga, 32, recalled as she picked up a Patron of the Artist Award.
“I would see flashes of things I was tormented by, experiences that were filed away in my brain with ‘I’ll deal with you later’ for many years because my brain was protecting me, as science teaches us. These were also symptoms of disassociation and PTSD and I did not have a team that included mental health support.”
She added: “I wish there had been a system in place to protect and guide me”, before declaring, “Let’s change the f ****** world!” Yes, Gaga!
took a dig
at insisting her absence from the Spice Girls reunion makes no difference because she “can’t sing”. Oof. Sharon spoke on her US TV show, where close friend Sheryl joked she had mocked up a photo of Sharon joining the band in place of Victoria. Comic Sheryl, 55, said: “Mrs O, you have got to jump in right here.” Sharon, 66, bit back: “It would be perfect, because Victoria cannot sing and neither can I.” Co-host Sara 43, yelled “shame”, before Sharon added: “She can’t.”
Sharon’s dig is not her first bashing of the Beckhams.
In 2016, she revealed she was “disappointed” at the emergence of close friend David Beckham’s “knighthood” email scandal.
And Sharon appeared to brand David “shallow” at suggestions he was desperate to become a Sir for his charity and sports career.
Over to you Queen Vic...
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