Lady Gaga has never shied shy away from talking about mental health issues. We all know how much stigma this incredibly important topic carries. She has always been vocal about being open about mental health and encourage people to seek professional help and care. And her emotional Grammys acceptance speech is no exception.
The pop star took home her third Grammy of the night, as “Shallow,” the powerful song from her movie “A Star Is Born,” won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
The singer was visibly emotional onstage as she accepted the trophy, choked back tears, and spoke about mental health issues.
Gaga began the emotional speech by saying, “I gotta thank God, thank you for looking out for me. Thank you for my family at home, I love you.”
“If I don’t get another chance to say this, I just want to say I’m so proud to be a part of a movie that addresses mental health issues. They’re so important,” she said at the mic. “A lot of artists deal with that. And we gotta take care of each other. So if you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away. And if you’re hurting, even though it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody and take them up in your head with you.”
In her emotional speech, the musician also mentioned her costar and director Bradley Cooper, who missed the Grammys to attend the BAFTAs. She said, “I wish Bradley was here with me right now.” “I know he wants to be here. Bradley, I loved singing this song with you.”
The American singer, real name Stefani Germanotta, also won Grammys for Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Shallow” and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Joanne.” Gaga has always been strong and open about raising mental health awareness In November, she said at the Patron of the Artists Award, “When I speak about mental health, especially when I’m speaking about mine, it is often met with quietness. Or maybe, a somber line of fans, waiting outside to whisper to me in the shadows about their darkest secrets. We need to bring mental health into the light.”