Lady Gaga Says Acting in 'American Horror Story' Has Helped Her Anxiety and Depression

So much so that she's trying to come off her medication.

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You might not think playing a murderous, bloodthirsty-children-feeding character (opens in new tab) on American Horror Story: Hotel character would be very soothing at all, but in a new interview, Lady Gaga reveals that acting has had a therapeutic effect on her lifelong struggle with depression and anxiety (opens in new tab).

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"I've tried a lot of things but there is something about acting that has really helped," she said to the Sun (opens in new tab). "I'm a Stefani-Gaga hybrid and I want you to know the real me."

These days, the future Mrs. Taylor Kinney (opens in new tab) says that although she's still on medication, getting over the initial nervousness of filming has helped her cope.

"On my first day I threw up on the way in a bag in my Rolls-Royce. I don't know why I thought that was funny but it is funny. So after I threw up in the bag I saved it and brought it [to the set]."

Oh, Gaga. Never change.

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.