Lady Gaga isn't interested in fame.
The 'Applause' singer - who is known for her bizarre outfits and outrageous hair styles - was forced to take time out of her busy schedule in February in order to have hip surgery, but she admits the time away from work made her re-evaluate her priorities and allowed her to set her creative juices flowing once again.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, she said: "I really enjoyed the downtime because it rejuvenated my creativity and I figured out a lot about myself after the last few years.
"I realised I am not in it for the fame. I don't need to go out and be recognised to feel alive.
"I do miss being onstage and singing and dancing. I didn't miss getting dressed up."
The eccentric star - who gave her first live rendition of her new single 'Applause' at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City last week - previously admitted that she only feels truly alive when she is performing in front of a crowd.
She said: "When I'm not on stage I don't feel alive. But when I hit the stage it's like everything that I'm thinking and feeling, where I belong - that's where it is."