Lady Gaga said she rushed home 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards to say goodbye to her dying horse.
Lady Gaga’s night of Sunday on Monday was filled with happy and sad tears.
The “A Star is Born” actress revealed on Instagram she left the Critics’ Choice Awards after learning her beloved pet horse Arabella was dying. Gaga won for best song for the “Shallow” and best actress for her role in “A Star is Born” at the awards show earlier in the night.
“I am so honored and blessed to have won both the Best Song and Best Actress in addition to Glenn Close this evening. My heart is exploding with pride. But it saddens me to say that right after the show I learned that my dear angel of a horse, Arabella, is dying,” Gaga wrote in an Instagram post, a picture of her riding the horse of her “Vanity Fair Italy shoot.
“I am rushing to her to say goodbye. Her name means ‘yield to the prayer,'” Gaga continued. “She is and was a beautiful horse. Our souls and spirits. If she was in pain, so I will never forget the moments we shared.”
She recalled the enjoyment of long walks, galloping through the canyons and feeding cookies to Arabella.
“They will be forever a part of me. I am very sad. But I wish your pain to end, and the gates of heaven opened for you. I love you,” Gaga wrote.
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Her last line — “Girl, where do you think you’re goin?” — referred to her song “Joanne”, which was inspired by the death of her aunt Joanne Germanotta in 1974.
Gaga previously spoke about her passion for horses and how much she loved her Arabian moons.
“While there [in California], I developed a special bond with horses. It began when my record label gave me a horse for my birthday: an Arab mare named Arabella. I had never had a horse-riding lesson. I literally didn’t know how to ride a horse. But I grabbed her by the mane and rode her bareback,” she told V magazine in August 2017.
The singer said Arabella was “so well trained”, that they “walked to the side to collect” her when Gaga almost fell off.
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Gaga gave a tearful speech after she won the 2019 Critics’ Choice Award for best actress in a tie with Glenn Close.
“I am so honored by this. I went to places in my mind and in my heart that I did not know existed…this is a huge honor,” she said as the tears to wipe away. “I feel acknowledged, not only for my performance, but also for the inner work found in the creation of this character.”