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Grammys 2019: Lady Gaga talks about mental health issues in showbiz during her winning speech

Lady Gaga won three Grammys on Sunday night. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 11, 2019, 03.07 PM (IST)

Sunday night belonged to Lady Gaga as she took home three Grammys. As the singer-actress went up on stage to accept the the award for best pop duo/performance, Gaga spoke about mental illness in the entertainment industry and how it was important to reach out to those who are suffering from it.

In her acceptance speech, she said, “I’m so proud to be part of a movie that addresses mental health issues,” adding, “A lot of artists deal with that.And we got to take care of each other.".

This was during her speech while receiving her second award for the night.

‘A Star Is Born’ tells the story of a rising star (Gaga) and her falling mentor, played by Bradley Cooper, who struggles with substance abuse problems and severe depression.

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Gaga elaborated, “If you see somebody that is hurting, don’t look away.And if you are hurting, even though it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody and take them newspaper your head with you.” 

Gaga was nominated for five awards including four for ‘A Star is Born’ -- record of the year (with Cooper) for ‘Shallow,’ song of the year, best pop duo/group performance (with Cooper) and best song written for visual media. Her fifth nomination was for best pop solo performance for her piano version of ‘Joanne.’ 

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As the singer-actress went up on stage to accept the the award for best pop duo/performance, Gaga spoke about mental illness in the entertainment industry and how it was important to reach out to those who are suffering from it.