Lady Gaga reveals she has been battling PTSD since age 19

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has been secretly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ever since she was raped at the age of 19.

The "Perfect Illusion" hitmaker has been candid about her sex assault since going public with the news in 2014, revealing she was attacked by a producer at the start of her music career.

"These children are not just homeless or in need; many of them are trauma survivors. They've been rejected in some type of way," explained the singer, who runs her own Born This Way Foundation to help and empower troubled youths. "My own trauma in my life has helped me understand the trauma of others."

Lady Gaga is a really neat person. I think no matter your political pursuasion, you can learn lessons from how she has managed her life and success.

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