Lady Gaga has brushed off recent speculation about her fluctuating weight, insisting she is "healthy" and "proud at any size" and her boyfriend prefers her "curvier".
The Poker Face singer has put on a few pounds in recent weeks and pictures of her fuller figure have been the subject of much online gossip.
Gaga now reveals she has spent years struggling to accept her body image, but credits her boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, and her fans for giving her the boost she needs to feel happy with her shape.
In a post on her LittleMonsters.com website, she writes, "My weight/loss/gain since I was (a) child has tormented me. No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But you (fans) have. My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when I eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I'm happy. Happier then I've ever been.
"I am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size."