Lady Gaga: I suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder

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Lady Gaga has said that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The Million Reasons singer - who in 2014 revealed that she had been raped when she was 19 - opened up during an interview on America's Today show.

The programme aired a video segment in which Gaga visited a homeless shelter for LGBT youth, showing her chatting with them and handing out clothes and other items.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga (Isabel Infantes/PA)

She then said during her interview: "I told the kids today that I suffer from a mental illness - I suffer from PTSD."

She went on: "I've never told anyone that before, so here we are.

"But the kindness that's been shown to me by doctors -- as well as my family and my friends -- it's really saved my life."

Gaga went on: "My own trauma in my life has helped me to understand the trauma of others."

The star later tweeted a link to the Today video and wrote: "Today I shared one my deepest secrets w/ the world. Secrets keep you sick w/ shame. Watch this video #ShareKindness."