Lady Gaga has opened up about her battle with depression in a new interview with Harper's Bazaar.
The 'Applause' singer revealed she was suffering from depression following the release of her third album last year, but now says she is feeling much better after a positive start to 2014.
"I just didn't feel like fighting anymore," she told the mag. "I didn't feel like standing up for myself one more time - to one more person who lied to me. January 1st, I woke up, started crying again, and I looked in the mirror and said, 'I know you don't want to fight. I know you think you can't, but you've done this before. I know it hurts, but you won't survive this depression'.
"I really felt like I was dying - my light completely out. I said to myself, 'Whatever is left in there, even just one light molecule, you will find it and make it multiply. You have to for you. You have to for your music. You have to for your fans and your family'."
She added: "Depression doesn't take away your talents - it just makes them harder to find. But I always find it. I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that's left. I'm lucky I found one little glimmer stored away."
Gaga also insisted that she no longer has an eating disorder, explaining that she now has a better relationship with food.
Read the full interview in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar, out 18 February.
Lady Gaga is also auctioning off her wardrobe from the cover shoot to benefit Born This Way Foundation. Bid from 18 February at Bazaar.com/gagaauction