Now in a new interview, as Katy is expecting her first child with fiancé Orlando Bloom, she reflected on this difficult time in her life and her use of medication to fight her mental illness.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, Katy revealed, “I have become clinically very depressed. I had always been able to work around the problem.
“I was on something my psychologist at the time was recommending. It changes the chemistry of your mind. Sometimes people need a pharmaceutical crutch. “
However, Katy made it clear that any changes she was going to make in her life had to come from within.
“You are never going to change someone as much as you want to change them. I had to make the choice [to change myself] after hitting rock bottom. ”
The Firework star also spoke about how she needs to make a change at the time, as she feared she would not survive to see 2018.
She revealed, “I had no choice but to take this emotional, spiritual, psychological journey or I probably wouldn’t live to see 2018… I tried drugs and it was really intense. ”
In fact, the singer’s battle for sanity was pivotal in building her pre-motherhood character and also helped fuel the themes of her upcoming sixth studio album, SMILE.
Katy added, “I went through the trip, now I’m just enjoying the ride.
” I am [no longer] a thirsty and desperate pop star who must reach certain numbers to feel worthy.
“The general definition of this disc [her new album Smile] is to find my smile again. ”
The pop star is expected to welcome her baby girl with Orlando next month.
Meanwhile, her album SMILE was forced to delay its release after “inevitable production delays”.
Instead, SMILE will now be available for purchase and streaming on August 28, 2020.
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