Pop sensation Lady Gaga believes her flamboyant outfits saved her from insanity. The 'Applause' hitmaker, who is known for her bizarre fashion choices, said that her outlandish clothes helped her as a youngster, reported Digital Spy.
"It's how I deal with my insanity. From when I was young I had voices in my head and for the longest time I was drinking and doing a lot of drugs and it was the clothing and the artistry that saved me.
"I get sheer joy out of creativity, it's like a psychedelic experience for me," she said.
The singer said she struggled last year during her live performance hiatus due to injury.
"I broke my hip and who dances on a broken hip for three months and doesn't know? The thing is when you are on a tour for that long everything hurts and it's not a possibility forme to cancel. I can't say no and I can't stop. I felt dead not performing."