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Lady Gaga Reacts to Selena Gomez Taking Time Off: 'Fame Is Very Isolating'

by Jackie Willis 10:21 AM PDT, September 13, 2016
Playing Lady Gaga Reacts to Selena Gomez Taking Time Off: 'Fame Is Very Isolating'

Lady Gaga understands why Selena Gomez would need to take some time away from the limelight.

While on 103.5 KTU, the 30-year-old star is asked what she thinks of Gomez, 24, deciding to take a break from her career to deal with anxiety, depression and panic attacks caused by her lupus.

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"I would say that fame is very isolating," Gaga says. "[It] takes a moment for you to stabilize yourself, especially if you’re really in it for the music or for your craft, because it can be a distraction from all of those things."

The "Perfect Illusion" singer admits that being a celebrity can alter how an artist thinks about their job. "Suddenly, it’s about keeping up with your career," she says. "Or keeping up with number ones, or being on top."

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Gaga confides that she even took a step back before working on her latest music. "With this record, I just tried to spend the last three years re-calibrating myself," she explains. "So that I could have human connection with people all over the world that maybe didn’t think that they could ever have a connection with somebody like [me]."

As far as "connection" goes, Gaga recently spoke about whether "Perfect Illusion" is about her former fiance, Taylor Kinney. See what she had to say:

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