Grammys 2019: Lady Gaga delivers emotional speech about mental health awareness

'If you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away'

Sarah Young
Monday 11 February 2019 11:03 GMT
Grammys 2019: Lady Gaga wins for song 'Shallow'

Lady Gaga used her Grammys acceptance speech to make an important statement about mental health in Hollywood on Sunday night.

The musician accepted the accolade for Best Duo/Group Performance for her Bradley Cooper collaboration Shallow, taken from the soundtrack to their film A Star Is Born.

Visibly emotional, Gaga dedicated her speech to mental health awareness, highlighting it as one of the film’s prevalent themes.

“I’m so proud to be part of a film that addresses mental health issues. They’re so important,” she said.

“And a lot of artists deal with that and we’ve got to 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.”

The actor also thanked her costar and director Bradley Cooper, who missed the ceremony to attend the BAFTAs.

“I wish Bradley was here with me right now,” she said.

“I know he wants to be here. Bradley, I loved singing this song with you.”

Fans took to Twitter to praise the star for speaking so openly about the issue.

“Lady Gaga using her Grammys speech to talk about mental health and our need to take care of each other was another gift A Star Is Born has given us,” one person wrote.

Another said: “Powerful words on mental health tonight from @ladygaga.”

A third added: “Gaga using her Grammys speech to address mental health and how important it is.. this woman is incredible.”

This isn’t the first time Gaga has raised awareness about mental health issues.

In November, she delivered a speech at the Patron of the Artists Awards, saying: “When I speak about mental health, especially when I’m speaking about mine, it is often met with quietness.

“Or maybe, a somber 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.”

The singer took home three golden gramphones on Sunday night for for Best Song Written For Visual Media for Shallow, Best Pop Solo Performance for Joanne and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

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