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Lady Gaga rushes home after Critics’ Choice Awards to be with dying horse: ‘I am so very sad’

Sunday was a bittersweet night for Lady Gaga. The 32-year-old performer took home two Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Song and Best Actress, but she also learned some heartbreaking news about her horse Arabella. 

Shortly after the show wrapped, Gaga took to social media to share with her fans the tragic news. 

“I am so honored and blessed to have won both Best Song and Best Actress alongside Glenn Close this evening,” she began, referencing the split win between the two leading ladies. “My heart is exploding with pride. But it saddens me to say that just after the show I learned that my dear angel of a horse, Arabella, is dying.”

Gaga skipped all post-show events in favor of rushing home to say goodbye to her beloved pet. 

“She is and was a beautiful horse,” Gaga continued. “Our souls and spirits were one. When she was in pain, so was I. I will never forget the moments we shared. Long hikes together, galloping through the canyons. Feeding her cookies. She will forever be a part of me. I am so very sad.”

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SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Lady Gaga at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Lady Gaga attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Nicole Kidman attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Chrissy Teigen arrives at the The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards attends The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Regina King at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

Actress Julia Roberts arrives for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Charlize Theron arrives at the The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards attends The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Actress Kristen Bell arrives for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Gemma Chan attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Timothee Chalamet attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Angela Bassett attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Emily Blunt attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Glenn Close attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Claire Foy attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Amy Adams attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actress Laura Dern arrives for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Mandy Moore attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Olivia Munn at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Kaley Cuoco poses in the press room during the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Chrissy Metz arrives at the The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards attends The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Patricia Heaton at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Catherine O’Hara at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

Actress Debra Messing arrives for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

Actor/singer Ricky Martin arrives for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Viggo Mortensen attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Allison Janney at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

Actress Linda Cardellini arrives for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Patricia Clarkson attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actress Emmy Rossum arrives for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Sandra Oh at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Richard Madden attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Judith Light attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Spike Lee attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Cole Sprouse attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Eric White (L) and Patricia Arquette attend the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Actress Rachel Brosnahan arrives for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: John Krasinski at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Michelle Yeoh at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Courtney B. Vance (L) and Angela Bassett at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

Actress America Ferrera arrives for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Rami Malek attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard arrive for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Issa Rae attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Darren Criss (R) attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Alaina Meyer (L) and Johnny Galecki attend the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Freddie Highmore attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Zoe Perry (L) and Laurie Metcalf attend the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actress/singer Awkwafina arrives for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

Actress Emmy Rossum and her husband screenwriter Sam Esmail arrive for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Billy Porter (R) attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Darren Le Gallo (L) and Amy Adams attend the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Bo Burnham (L) and Elsie Fisher attend the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Yalitza Aparicio attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Shea Whigham (L) and Julia Roberts attend the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Poppy Delevingne attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Thomasin McKenzie attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Nico Santos at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Brianna Hildebrand attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Keidrich Sellati attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Noah Reid attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Sara Gilbert (L) and Linda Perry at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Shameik Moore attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Cody Fern attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Ben Whishaw attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Miriam Shor attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Alfonso Cuaron attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Finn Wittrock attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Julia Garner attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Richard E. Grant attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Nina Dobrev at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Haley Lu Richardson attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Topher Grace attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Sunny Suljic attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Kiki Layne attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Daniel Levy attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Emily Hampshire attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Tony Shalhoub attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Jameela Jamil attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Darren Criss attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Actress Elizabeth Olsen arrives for the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Indya Moore attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Annie Murphy attends the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Diane Warren attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Amandla Stenberg at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Marina De Tavira attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Harry Shum Jr. at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Mary Louisa Whitford (L) and Bradley Whitford at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Janet Mock at The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 13: Dominique Jackson attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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She concluded by sharing her hopes for Arabella, writing, “I wish for your pain to end, and the gates of heaven to open for you. I love you.” 

Gaga also shared a photo of her riding Arabaella from a 2016 Vanity Fair Italy shoot. 

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