Katy Perry Opens Up On Suicidal Thoughts : ‘I Asked Myself If I Should Continue Living’

 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.”

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  1. cake like lady gaga September 29, 2013

    But Katy, you divorcing that loser was the best decision you ever made. He didn’t deserve u!!

    • Dark horse September 29, 2013

      Will GaGa ever find a man?

      • EveRyder September 29, 2013

        So did I miss something bcuz last time I checked lady gaga had that nice looking man from chicago fire named Taylor. Did they break uo?

    • MuiMui September 29, 2013

      Katy is such a Beauty,with talent.
      Leave Gaga along.

  2. Love On Top September 29, 2013

    Quite excited to hear a darker side to her music, something a little more real and personable I hope 🙂

  3. Elijah’sBijoux September 29, 2013

    Wow.

    • KatyKadet September 29, 2013

      Who is that in your avi?

      • Elijah’sBijoux September 29, 2013

        Everyone keeps asking me that. He’s so hot, no?

      • KatyKadet September 29, 2013

        S*** isn’t the word, he’s really handsome.

  4. truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) September 29, 2013

    To answer ur question katy…NO!! end it all b****!

    • Draggin4MrsCarter September 29, 2013

      You’re disgusting.

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ September 29, 2013

      You’re just awful

    • IM A FREE B*TCH September 29, 2013

      no matter how much u hate someone, you should NEVER ask them to kill themselve

    • EveRyder September 29, 2013

      Wtf….is this the real truth talkin? I liked u, bcuz u be going in on the kids and we love some of the same artists,but u should never wished someone dead or to kill themselves…..u out of line. Now u just on the s*** list.

    • WhatTheMuthaFuck? September 29, 2013

      @truth, your sloppy ass cant be serious right now? What a hateful son of a b****!

    • ASBEENISH September 29, 2013

      Hun I knew you was a dumb ass ghetto ass hoodrat h**, but that is low. I love Katy she is a beautiful and successful strong woman. An inspiration for many young teens who thing suicide is the only option. Your a sick b****** who’s gonna burn in hell.

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) September 29, 2013

      Fyi hoez….THATS not me….that is all

  5. I Stan For Myself September 29, 2013

    She wanted to commit suicide over a man. SMH.

    • TeenageDreamer September 29, 2013

      No fool, over the love of her life who she thought she would be with forever.

      • Molly September 29, 2013

        Lol b**** better face reality

    • MuiMui September 29, 2013

      People have those kind of feeling,its natural

      Katy just know that it is better to have loved , and lost
      then to have never know love all.

  6. Molly September 29, 2013

    Katy never let a man make you feel like that, that’s some weak Lana del rey type b*******.

    • BarbzRUs September 29, 2013

      Keep quite. Until you know what she went through keep your opinions to yourself. Some people on here can’t even take having their faves dragged without getting mad so stfu.

      • Molly September 29, 2013

        I could careless about what she went thru the dude obviously wasnt good enough for her.. she needed to leave him. You weak h*** love letting people walk all over you and treat you like pure s***.

  7. Barb 4 lyfee September 29, 2013

    Its very weak of someone to want to attempt suicide over a f****** man its so pathetic…

  8. POP ROYALTY September 29, 2013

    I love her honesty, It takes courage and bravery to say those words and reveal those emotions.

  9. Mother monster September 29, 2013

    Looking for sympathy sells i see…

    • GAGATHETRUTH September 29, 2013

      YASSS READ THIS B****

      SHE KNEW SHE WASNT GONE KILL HER SELF

      F****** LIAR!

    • JaggedLittleThrill September 29, 2013

      It’s sales. The word is SALES.

      • Stephy Tha Lambily September 29, 2013

        Yesss Jagged get those stupid/illiterate Gaga fans together.. LOL JK

    • EveRyder September 29, 2013

      Trust…..u and everbody else on this post knws she can sale with/without sympaty sales. Hell just look at the charts and u will be reminded. Its ashame a lot more ppl buy these artists music only bcuz of controversy behind it. I bet more ppl bought more albums of amy winhouse,michael jackson,whitney houston and etc while they or dead than they did when they were alive.

      • Stephy Tha Lambily September 29, 2013

        Um Michael Jackson sold more records alive than when he was dead.. He only been dead for 5 years

    • ASBEENISH September 29, 2013

      LOOOL, Monster are STILL pressed, Caca is the biggest attention w**** ever, who is being outsold by Katy with Roar. LMFAO

  10. Love On Top September 29, 2013

    People on here need to take it easy on her, no one knew the pain she felt. Why judge her? Everyone has their darker moments even celebrities. Fandoms, smh.

  11. Joey September 29, 2013

    Although the sentiment may be genuine, the timing is bad. You have been divorced for a minute, dated John, split up and then dated him again and now you want to reveal this when you have an album to release when you really should have at the time and not when your album release needed a boost. This is clearly behaviour from the Rihanna school of PR

  12. GAGATHETRUTH September 29, 2013

    MILEY KATY RIR S****** XTINA! ALL THEM B****** CAN COMMIT SUICIDE FOR ALL I CARE!

    GODGA & QUEEN B SLAYED THESE B****** LIFE! YOU CAN HAVE THEM HOT 100 #1st
    THAT AINT S***!

    HIT ME WHEN YOUR FAV ALBUM DOES 1.1 MILLION FIRST WEEK!

    SIPS HENNESSY! BACK TO KATY HAIRY I WISH SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN LESS KIDPOP MUISC ON THE RADIO

    SHRUGS!!!!!!

    • . : : h 2 o : : . September 29, 2013

      Mess.

  13. Rihboy September 29, 2013

    Guuurl, bye! Smh at wanting to commit suicide over f****** Russell Brand. Have you actually seen him? N**** look like a used condom. Glad that she got over it though, John Mayer is fine AF. Good for you Slayty!

  14. Jamie September 29, 2013

    When Kelly Rowland came out with dirty laundry you people didn’t have this same sympathy towards her but since its Katy “a white b****” everyone wants to be some sensitive. gtfoh

    You same people bash Rihanna saying she deserved to get beat by a man now all of a sudden people want to sympathize with katy Lmao yall will stick up for a white b**** before you stick up for your own race #sad

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ September 29, 2013

      I actually sympathised with Kelly,but I see your point

  15. BEYHIVE_MINAJ September 29, 2013

    Russel was a lil b**** anyway. Anyone who makes a woman so upbeat and fun loving like Katy contemplate suicide is disgusting.

  16. Suicide Blonde September 29, 2013

    She seems to be in a very spiritual place now, when you feel good inside, that is reflected on the outside, her Aura shines more than ever.

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ September 29, 2013

      I thought I was the only one who noticed that. I think this album is her way of saying she’s moved on.

      • Suicide Blonde September 29, 2013

        My point exactly.

      • BEYHIVE_MINAJ September 29, 2013

        IKR I wish people would stop looking at this as a gimmick all she’s doing is opening up

    • Stephy Tha Lambily September 29, 2013

      I love you baby…

      • Suicide Blonde September 29, 2013

        I love you 2.

      • Stephy Tha Lambily September 29, 2013

        Babe, whats your favorite MC album & song (THATS NOT A SINGLE) I already know your favorite song is “My All”

      • Suicide Blonde September 29, 2013

        My fav. album is ‘The Emancipation of Mimi’, althought i like ‘Butterfly’ and ‘Daydream’ a lot too, my fav. unreleased song is ‘Do you think of Me’.

      • Stephy Tha Lambily September 29, 2013

        WAIT I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU DID NOT LIKE BUTTERFLY???

      • Suicide Blonde September 29, 2013

        I said is not my fav. but that’s her best album alongside ‘Emancipation’.

  17. iconic cici September 29, 2013

    But look at the timing the album will be out in like 3 weeks so now she wants people to feel sorry for her…. Didn’t Kelly just do this with dirty laundry a few months ago?

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ September 29, 2013

      So now opening up and sharing your personal experiences means you’re trying to sell? Not everyone needs those gimmicks to have sales. But since you forgot to buy C-error’s album,I’m not surprised that you think people like Katy need gimmicks to sell.

      • iconic cici September 29, 2013

        How did i forget to buy Ciara album b**** when i have a physical copy and digital copy? i support my fav .

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ September 29, 2013

      Obviously not enough to buy Basic Flop

  18. Winer September 29, 2013

    She writes her material?

    • POP ROYALTY September 29, 2013

      yes she does.

  19. NickiQueenraj September 29, 2013

    Katy Perry is far more genuine that most of the girls we talk about on here. At the end of the day, she knows her lane and stays in it unlike Gaga who uses the gay community to seem edgy.
    Katy doesn’t need gimmicks to sell, she makes fun and sometimes cheesy songs that people can sing with their moms so people trust her so its pays off. If you don’t know what someone went through please say nothing about this.

    To SOME people marriage is very serious and so when it breaks down it can be extremely hurtful, especially when you made plans with that person and saw the rest of your life with them.

    Then again, it doesn’t shock me that most of the people on here are laughing at her, seeing as most of your moms were the kind of women who let your dads hit it and quit it without ever asking for a ring.

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ September 29, 2013

      I agree with everything you said except the gaga shade. She recognises gay rights and fights to make sure they are respected,she doesn’t do it for publicity. And I don’t understand why people come for gaga and beyonce when they fight for homo rights but played along when Macklemore did same love. SMH

    • POP ROYALTY September 29, 2013

      I agree with you 100%.

      I think marriage is something serious, not to some, should be for All, a serious issue.

  20. cici Slaaaays September 29, 2013

    But GaGa couldn’t said this same s*** and woulda said she’s lookin for attention etc… you people and your double standards

    • Lana Del Slay September 29, 2013

      People judge people according to who those people are. Gaga is disingenuous so people don’t trust her.

      • cici Slaaaays September 29, 2013

        Still its wrong people dont know gaga personally to think if she said something like this it would be for attention then act like Katy is so innocent and eat up everything she says..

  21. cici Slaaaays September 29, 2013

    But GaGa coulda said this same s*** and woulda said she’s lookin for attention etc… you people and your double standards

    • LTM September 29, 2013

      That’s because Katy has been genuine and herself her entire career. Gaga hasn’t.

  22. SupremeBee September 29, 2013

    Everything is contextual. I believe Katy because she is a straight forward gal. Had this been Gaga I would have rolled my eyes and kept it moving.

    • cici Slaaaays September 29, 2013

      Smh thats wrong you know neither personally so you dont know who’s truly genuine and who’s not

    • MCThePlaceToBe September 29, 2013

      My point exactly. Everything about Gaga seems to contrived. With Katy everything is so simple and enjoyable but still has somewhat of a deeper meaning behind it.

      • BEYHIVE_MINAJ September 29, 2013

        I’m sick of people thinking that everything gaga does is a gimmick. YOU DONT KNOW HER PERSONALLY GIVE HER A BREAK

  23. LORDE STAN September 29, 2013

    Oh Katy shut the f*** up lol

  24. 1D>>>YourLife September 29, 2013

    Katy has a pure heart and genuine spirit.
    Gaga does not, and that’s why people question everything she does. She tries to pretend that she’s nice but slips up every now and again.
    Like when she asked why people were talking about her weight when Adele is bigger than her.
    Like when she pretends she has NO idea why people say she tried to sabotage Christina as if Perez has any reason to lie and make HIMSELF look bad by saying he was in on it too.

    People are seeing right through here and i’m so happy Katy is back, because she is so refreshing. At this point i’d rather buy Bangerz than Artpop.

    • Ke$haIsCray September 29, 2013

      Accuracies everywhere.

  25. POP ROYALTY September 29, 2013

    and B****** who are about “sympathy sales” should just STFU, who goes buy an album because the artist was Hurt ? that must be a dummy with money, you buy music because you like it.

    B****** are reaching in this post, pulling the race card, the tired gaga card, the sympathy sales card…
    ZzzzZzzz.

    • Suicide Blonde September 29, 2013

      I agree with u, what’s new over there POP.

      • POP ROYALTY September 29, 2013

        everything is good, what about yours ? 😀

  26. SummertimeSadness September 29, 2013

    I completely understand her. Not because you don’t think marriage is serious means others don’t too. When you decide to give your entire life to somebody you do so with the intentions of doing that for life. You tell the person all your secrets and complete give yourself entirely to that person mind body and soul.

    Not because you have random one night stands with men who don’t even respect you enough to call back the following day means that everyone just as cheap as you.
    If you took the time to find life partners worth marrying instead of sleeping with whic ever man that gets your puss wet, you would understand why Katy’s divorce affected her so badly.

  27. ♪►Muzzac◄♪ September 29, 2013

    That guy is a loser though… Who the hell would get sad over his ass?! I’m glad Katy didn’t really commit suicide, that guy was wack and he still is wack!

  28. EveRyder September 29, 2013

    Awww katy I’m glad u didn’t take ur own life bcuz there is nothing or nobody in this world is worth the satifaction of u killing urself. They can talk s*** about u making generic music or not being able to sing live,but u always will have a fan here bcuz ur music has a positive message behind it and that’s a good thing. Btw the haters mad that u r owning the charts right now. Keep ur head up katy.

  29. Artpop September 29, 2013

    Katys weak. end of story.

  30. Ju don’t even know September 29, 2013

    For a guy though???????????????????? She was going to end her life over a man…

  31. LTM September 29, 2013

    Wow. She’s good at covering up her sadness, we saw that in her movie, but this is pretty dark. I know that marriage hurt her but I didn’t think it was that bad. She’s strong for admitting that. Russell Brand isn’t worth a life.

  32. JOHNVIDAL September 30, 2013

    If this were Gaga and Frank Ocean´s coming out…. the words most of you would be using. You are a bunch of people who stan for mediocrity and have such double standards. Where the hell are people like @MC or @Dossome??????? I really need them here. Very few sane people left. @Stop the drama seems pretty sane though.

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