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Lady Gaga: Acting helps my depression

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Lady Gaga: Acting helps my depression

Lady Gaga believes acting has "really helped" control her mental illness.

The 'Do What U Want' hitmaker - whose real name is Stefani Germanotta - has taken medication for depression and anxiety for several years but admitted her recent role in hit TV show 'American Horror Story: Hotel' has been incomparable in battling her issues.

She explained: "I'm an actress now and that helps a lot.

"I've tried to get off [my medication], but my doctor always tells me not to, that it's not safe for me.

"I've tried a lot of things but there is something about acting that has really helped. I'm a Stefani-Gaga hybrid and I want you to know the real me."

However, creating the Emmy-winning show certainly wasn't stress-free as she was terrified she wouldn't be good enough, causing her to be physically ill.

According to The Sun newspaper, she revealed: "I was very nervous. All I have is my preparation time and Jesus to save me from possibly screwing this up.

"On my first day I threw up on the way in a bag in my Rolls-Royce.

"I don't know why I thought that was funny but it is funny. So after I threw up in the bag I saved it and brought it [to the set]."