It may be surprising to hear, but even superstars like Lady Gaga feel tortured at times.
Opening up in an interview with ELLE magazine, the 27-year-old "Applause" singer speaks candidly about how she handles the immense pressure she faces and her early struggles as an artist.
"I'm great under pressure," Gaga said. "I'm a warrior. I'm Rocky, round 12."
Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, the Grammy Award winner reveals that the main reason she changed her name was because she cannot be herself in public.
"I am—Stefani is—a perpetually tortured artist," she adds. "That's why I changed my name. I can't be her in public. She would be a mess!"