Lady Gaga has agreed to be interviewed by Piers Morgan after he challenged her claims that she has post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Good Morning Britain host has dismissed the American singer’s claims that she suffers from the condition following a sexual assault as “vain-glorious nonsense”.
She revealed her PTSD diagnosis for the first time in a segment on US breakfast show Today earlier this month.
Talking to young people at a shelter for LGBT youth about how she uses meditation to help her “calm down”, she said: “I have a mental illness and I struggle with that mental illness every day.
“I suffer from PTSD. I’ve never told anyone that before.”
Tweeting a link to a story about Gaga’s PTSD announcement, Morgan said:
No, soldiers returning from battlefields do.
Enough of this vain-glorious nonsense. https://t.co/WR2ODolv8v— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
I come from a big military family.
It angers me when celebrities start claiming 'PTSD' about everything to promote themselves. https://t.co/IeSiGQkOjb— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
He also appeared to suggest that he was sceptical about both Gaga and Madonna’s claims that they have been sexually assaulted, telling a follower:
Lady Gaga & Madonna have both made ALLEGATIONS of rape many years after the event.
No police complaint, no charges, no court case. https://t.co/N8oWjcMKAC— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
I don't think all claims of rape should be necessarily accepted as fact without proper criminal investigation, do you? https://t.co/ogFjSUmgTU— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
I wouldn't automatically believe anything either Madonna or Lady Gaga claimed about their lives. https://t.co/4JJcP17cjp— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 12, 2016
Gaga wrote to Morgan on Twitter, offering to educate him on why women do not go to the police about their assaults, saying:
@piersmorgan I've work w/ our VP Joe Biden on helping educate people about why women don't report, would love to share it w/ you some time.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
OK, you're on.
Let's do an interview about this & you can tell me why I'm wrong to be sceptical. https://t.co/CFLOL06Emq— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 13, 2016
@piersmorgan would also love to talk with you about PTSD, that it's not just a "military" disorder. There is a mental health youth epidemic.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
@piersmorgan if anyone in your family suffers from it, I pray they have more good days than bad. It has affected me & my whole family.❤️✌️— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
I know numerous soldiers with PTSD, it's a very serious thing.
I also know people who claim to have it but clearly don't.
Let's talk... https://t.co/ZTk5mSZLBt— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 13, 2016
After Gaga agreed to an interview, the TV host wrote:
if you continue to shame me in the process of kindly agreeing to interview w/ u I'll happily do the interview with someone else— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
We will have to wait and see if this interview actually goes ahead…