12/02/2011 at 10:00 AM EST
's road to fame was certainly a rough one, if the video for her new single "Marry the Night" is any indication.
The latest in a line of epic music videos
, the enigmatic 14-minute clip, which Gaga herself directed and has said is autobiographical, will certainly leave fans talking, if not scratching their heads.
Having premiered on VEVO
, the video shows the triple Grammy nominee
in a hospital, suffering a breakdown and finally vowing to emerge as a star.
"It's sort of like my past is an unfinished painting, and as the artist of that painting, I must fill in all the ugly holes and make it beautiful again," the singer, 25, says in voiceover as she's shown being wheeled through a medical facility on a gurney when the video starts.
A tearful Gaga eventually tells her nurse before she's discharged from the hospital: "I'm gonna be a star. You know why? Because I have nothing left to lose."
But the next sequence depicts a topless Gaga having a breakdown in her apartment. As the video ends, Lady Gaga is seen heading to a meeting at Interscope Records.
And the rest, as they say, is history.