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Lady Gaga Uses Grammys Acceptance Speech to Talk About Suicide and Getting Help


On Sunday, Lady Gaga won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards for “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” with Bradley Cooper. She used her acceptance speech to make a statement about mental health.

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When “A Star Is Born” was released in October 2018, those who saw the film were quick to warn others about a suicide scene in the film. In her Grammy award acceptance speech for “Shallow,” Lady Gaga said she was proud to be part of a film that addressed mental health and urged them to reach out for help. She said in her speech:

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 proud to be part of a movie that addresses mental health issues. They’re so important. A lot of artists deal with that and we gotta take care of each other. If you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away. If you’re hurting, try to find that bravery within yourself to go deep and take somebody up in your head with you.

Lady Gaga, who has long been an advocate for mental health and chronic illness, also won a Golden Globe with Bradley Cooper for the same song, and is nominated for an Oscar as well.

Header image via Lady Gaga’s Facebook page.


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