Oh yikes. If the promo video for the Lady Gaga HBO special is any indication, girl needs to take a long weekend soon or she’s going to collapse in a flesh-colored latex heap. Airing May 7, the documentary goes behind the scenes at Gaga’s Monster Ball tour stop at Madison Square Garden. Based on the clip, it captured a whole new side of the woman behind the facial prosthetics. “I still sometimes feel like a loser kid in high school,” a tearful, exhausted Gaga explains. “And I just have to pick myself up and tell myself that I’m a superstar every morning so that I can get through this day and be for my fans what they need for me to be.” See, it’s like we’ve been saying this whole time: one cannot live on fame ( and accidentally ingested fake blood) alone.
Photos of Lady Gaga shooting the special around her old digs on the Lower East Side had her looking fierce and freezing, but the level of emotional distress captured here promises the special will be more than just a montage of amazing pants-free outfits (though, yes, hopefully that as well). We could be wrong, but seeing tears so soon after Gaga’s fall during her Atlanta concert and her angry diatribe about the Gaga Madonna comparison suggests to us that girl needs to slip into a pair of sweatpants and watch eight episodes of The Antonio Treatment in a row before it’s too late. However, given that Gaga’s “Judas” video premieres on American Idol next week, we doubt Mother Monster is planning to do anything that doesn’t involve the roar of 5,000 fans ringing in her ears anytime soon.