She conquered the globe with her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour this year – but Lady Gaga has sensationally opened up about her life behind the glitz and glamour of fame.

In a heartfelt message to fans on her website Littlemonsters.com, the pop icon revealed a whole host of struggles over the past 12 months.

"The past year was a challenge, and I’m so happy to have my spirit back. I felt in chains at times.”

Addressing negative comments about her track ‘Born This Way,’ which drew widespread comparisons with Madonna’s 1989 hit ‘Express Yourself,’ she added,

“There was of course the incessant dragging of the most important single of my career in dead-beaten-horse-mud.”

But it wasn’t just work issues she was struggling with – but personal problems too…

“There were all the personal moments. Betrayed by lifelong friends, mentors I’ve had for years suddenly taking advantage of me, and a massive struggles with my body image,” she said.

However, we’re pleased to hear mother monster is finally feeling back to best.

“I feel free today,” she added. “Thank you for always being there for me monsters. I love you.”

Written by Sophie Barnett

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