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Last night’s Grammy Awards had their fair share of ups and downs, but one of the biggest talking points of the ceremony came from Lady Gaga.
Instead of making headlines with her outrageous fashion choices (as she has done in the past) Lady Gaga used her time in the spotlight for a much greater cause – shining a light on mental health.
Lady Gaga walked home with not one but three shiny awards last night, winning ‘Best Song Written For Visual Media’ for Shallow from A Star Is Born, ‘Best Pop Solo Performance’ for Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin) and ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ for her and Bradley Cooper’s stunning song, Shallow.
Her acceptance speech for ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ was particularly inspiring, as she referenced the awareness that A Star Is Born raised for mental illness…
“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,” she began.
“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.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Lady Gaga has used her fame to talk about mental illness. Back in November, she addressed mental health while accepting her patron award from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation…
“When I speak about mental health, especially when I’m speaking about mine, it is often met with quietness,” she said at the time.
“Or maybe a sombre 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.”
Thank you, Lady Gaga for continuously raising awareness for mental illness. And of course, congratulations on your three epic wins!