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29 June 2020, 10:15
Katy Perry has opened up about having suicidal thoughts following her split from now-baby daddy Orlando Bloom and a slump in her career.
Katy Perry, who is pregnant with her first child with Orlando Bloom, has spoken out about struggles with her mental health in 2017, following a dip in her career and her break-up from her now-fiancé.
The ‘Daises’ singer said the shift in her career “literally broke me in half.”
Mum-to-be Katy said if the difficult times hadn’t improved she would have “wallowed in [her] own sadness.”
But she learned to find gratitude, which she credits for saving her life.
Katy said in an interview with SiriusXM CBC: “My career was on this trajectory when it was going up, up and up and then I had the smallest shift, not that huge from an outside perspective. But for me it was seismic.
"I had given so much out, and it literally broke me in half. I had broken up with my boyfriend, who is now my baby daddy-to-be, and then I was excited about flying high off the next record. But the validation did not make me high, and so I just crashed."
Katy added it was “important for me to be broken”, explaining: “So that I could find my wholeness in a whole different way. And be more dimensional than just living my life like a thirsty pop star all the time."
"Gratitude is probably the thing that saved my life," she continued. "Because if I did not find that I would have wallowed in my own sadness and probably just jumped.
"But I found the ways to be grateful. If it gets really, really hard I walk around and say, 'I am grateful, I am grateful!' - even though I am in a sh***y mood."
Katy and Orlando split in 2017, reuniting over a year later and getting engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2019.
They are due to welcome their first baby, a little girl, together later this summer, but fans don’t yet know the actual month.
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