The 'Edge of Glory' singer insisted that she doesn't care if her need to perform isn't "healthy".
She told Rolling Stone: "When I am not on stage I feel dead. Whether that is healthy or not to you, or healthy or not to anyone, or a doctor, is really of no concern to me.
"I don't feel alive unless I'm performing, and that's just the way I was born."
The 25-year-old, who calls her fans 'Little Monsters', said that those who support her are very important and she would never cut them out of her life.
She explained: "We have this umbilical cord that I don't want to cut, ever.
"I don't feel that they suck me dry. It would be so mean, wouldn't it, to say, 'For the next month, I'm going to cut myself off from my fans so I can be a person.'
"What does that mean? They are part of my person, they are so much of my person. They're at least 50%, if not more."
GaGa also admitted that she doesn't look for love.
Listen to Lady GaGa's 'The Edge of Glory' below: