The 24-year-old singer admitted herself to rehab earlier this year in order to treat the mental illness that was brought on as a result of her battle with autoimmune disease lupus, and wowed audiences at the glitzy award show on Sunday (20.11.16) with a moving speech in which she claimed she was “absolutely broken inside”.
Now, Lady Gaga, 30, has praised the ‘Hands to Myself’ hitmaker for “taking the shackles off” and speaking the truth.
Speaking on the ‘Kyle and Jackie O Show’ on Australian radio station KIIS FM on Friday (25.11.16), the ‘Perfect Illusion’ singer said: “I found it very brave of her to stand up and speak about [depression].
“I know her and I had a kindred excitement for her at that moment.
“As artists we don’t want to let people down. I found it very brave of her to let it out and take the shackles off.
“You don’t always have to keep up a good front to succeed, what matters most is you’re OK inside. I applaud her.”
And the ‘Million Reasons’ musician also urged fellow celebrities to be themselves, claiming there’s no need for “a good front in order to succeed”.
She added: “You don’t always have to keep up a good face and a good front in order to succeed. What’s most important is that on the inside you’re OK because it’s your heart that matters.”
Selena isn’t the only one that the ‘Poker Face’ hitmaker has been defending either, as she recently took to Twitter to stand up for Kanye West after he was hospitalised earlier this week, reportedly for “temporary psychosis” brought on by exhaustion.
She wrote on the social media site on Wednesday (23.11.16): “It’s not funny to joke about anyone’s possible or not possible mental illness, this is a sensitive time for many. Let’s be kind & loving.
“While I don’t agree with everything he does I hope the public shows compassion and [love] for @kanyewest and each other. One love. One Race.
“. @kanyewest i support & love u brother, I see in you bravery & courage to stop this tour & take care of YOU. You are a GREAT artist (sic)”