by RadarOnline.com Staff
Lady Gaga has been branded 'sick' and 'obsessed' in an explosive new tell-all which documents her alleged drug abuse and dangerous diet.
In a revealing interview with Star Magazine, investigative journalist Ian Halperin has made startling allegations about the wacky performer, insisting she is a walking time bomb.
"Those who have worked with her on tour reported to me that Gaga barely ate for weeks at a time to fit into her costume," said Halperin, who has spent 12 months investigating Gaga for his book.
"She is sick and obsessed with her weight. One friend told me, Gaga will stare at herself in the mirror for hours on end, analyzing and critiquing her body. It's an unhealthy obsession."
And while most people believe her outrageous outfits and heavy makeup are just part of her act, Halperin says there is a more sinister reason behind her look.
"Her lupus is far worse than she lets on," he said of the disease, which Gaga has admitted to having. "Part of the reason she wears wigs and makeup is because her hair is falling out and she's covered in red blotches, both side effects of the disease."
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But her weight and her health are not her only problems Halperin claims. "Her drug use started young. From heroin to cocaine and ecstasy, her friends say that she has done every drug conceivable. You name it she has done it.
"She's morphed into this caricature called Lady Gaga, who isn't even a real person. The girl known as Stefi to her friends and family has all but disappeared."
Halperin has already penned biographies of Michael Jackson, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is also famous for predicting the King of Pop's death.