Lady Gaga has spoken out about her battle with eating disorders and claims that she’s currently winning against the disease.
The Born This Way singer previously revealed that she had battled bulimia and anorexia since she was 15 years old but in recent years she’s been taking steps to overcome her issues with food and for now, she thinks she’s on the right track and approaching her health in a positive manner.
The Applause singer told the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine: “I don’t have an eating disorder anymore.”
“I am better with food,” she said. “I’m also better at not letting people take advantage of me… I should be around people who cherish my talents, my health, my time.”
She added: “I’m not a pawn for anyone’s future business. I’m an artist. I deserve better than to be loyal to people who only believe in me because I make money.”
The pop sensation also admitted that last year was one of the hardest years of her career – 2013 saw her cancel her tour to have hip surgery, part ways with her long-term manager Troy Carter and receive mixed reviews for her latest album ARTPOP – and opened up about suffering from depression.
She said: “I became very depressed at the end of 2013. I was exhausted fighting people off. I couldn’t even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go.
“I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore. I didn’t feel like standing up for myself one more time – to one more person who lied to me.”