Lady Gaga is giving fans an update, about why she’s been away from the spotlight for the last few months.
The 13-time Grammy winner recognized her absence in a lengthy open letter to her 55 million Instagram followers.
“I’ve been experiencing my creativity ever since last summer in a really special and private way,” the 37-year-old posted on Instagram Friday.
“I wrote and produced music for a special project, and I prepared for months developing my character for ‘Joker,'” she says. I filmed ‘Joker’ for many months (a very introspective time), I have been running my start-up Haus Labs, doing philanthropic work, and additionally have been working on the Chromatica Ball film edit.”
The Oscar winner, who plays Harley Quinn opposite Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker in “Joker: Folie à Deux,” said she needed time away from the spotlight to recover and regroup.
“I can say for the first time in many years that my love of making art, music, fashion, and supporting community has never been more fulfilling,” the “Hold My Hand” hitmaker stated.
“I hope you know this time to myself has been extremely healing and recharging for my heart, mind, body, and creativity — to create within myself and to have a personal life that’s just for me.”
“I’m sure that may feel different because I haven’t always been so private (I bet that will make some of you laugh) — but I LOVE my fans, my little monsters, so much and that will never change.”
“I can’t WAIT for you to experience it. Thank you for being willing to grow with me so that I can change and transform with the community I love so much,” she continued. “I hope you love all the things I’ve been creating for you and I hope this is a small reminder to you of my deep passion and commitment to art.”
Many may not be surprised that Gaga has loved her time away from the spotlight since she has previously stated that she prefers to “have time to be alone.”
“I’m actually really interested in living more of a life of solitude,” she told Wallpaper magazine.
“It’s really nice to just have time to be alone, and be expansive, and know that you’re enough. I wish I could tell my younger self that.”
“When I was younger, I spent a lot of time alone writing music,” she added, “but the more successful I became, the more I felt like I needed other people to tell me I was great.”
We are delighted to have Lady Gaga back from her break and can’t wait to see all the projects she has worked on during her time away.