Katy Perry may be celebrated for her ever upbeat nature, but she has now revealed her divorce from British comedian Russell Brand forced her to contemplate suicide, revealing this during an interview with Billboard.
An honest Katy below…
An excerpt from the piece reads:
“But it’s not always party time on “PRISM.” Self-help and astrological references abound on tracks like “Spiritual” and “Legendary Lovers,” reflecting Perry’s recent immersion in Transcendental Meditation and mindfulness therapy. Elsewhere, Perry pointedly confronts her turbulent recent history. The line “You sent a text/It’s like the wind changed your mind” from “Ghost” references how Brand delivered the news he wanted a divorce.
“By the Grace of God,” meanwhile, begins with Perry lying on the floor of a bathroom, fighting suicidal thoughts. “That song is evident of how tough it really was at a certain point. I asked myself, ‘Do I want to endure? Should I continue living?’” Perry says. “All the songs are real-life moments. I can only write autobiographically. I put all the evidence in the music. I tell my fans if they want to know the real truth about stuff, just listen to the songs.”