Lady Gaga has hailed her on-tour counselling a success after "hundreds" of fans turned out to share their stories at her first North American show this week (beg14Jan13).
The Poker Face hitmaker kicked off the American leg of her Born This Way Ball world tour with a show in Tacoma, Washington on Monday (14Jan13), and she launched a new scheme to provide concert attendees with therapy.
Gaga has set up the Born Brave Bus to offer counselling sessions to help fans deal with personal issues such as depression, bullying and problems at school, and the singer insists the scheme was a huge success in Tacoma.
In a post on her Facebook.com page, she writes, "Hundreds of people came to the Born Brave Bus yesterday, so much great work done already. So proud of monsters for showing up, that is brave. Watching kids share their stories + support one another at Born Brave Bus was my dream, coming together to be kind and make friends."