Camila Cabello Pens Deeply Personal Essay About Battles With Anxiety

Published: Thursday 28th May 2020 by Rashad

As Camila Cabello gears up to make her feature film debut in the leading role of the now 2021-due ‘Cinderella’ reboot, she’s taken to ‘Wall Street Journal’ to confess her life is far from a fairy tale.

Penning a deeply personal essay for the publication to detail her battles with mental health (namely anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder), the award-winning singer-songwriter reveals her on-camera persona has differed from her true self in the past.

“Here’s what there ​aren’t​ pictures of from the last year: me crying in the car talking to my mom about how much anxiety and how many symptoms of OCD I was experiencing,” wrote Cabello. “My mom and me in a hotel room reading books about OCD because I was desperate for relief. Me experiencing what felt like constant, unwavering, relentless anxiety that made day-to-day life painfully hard.”

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“Embarrassed and ashamed” of her obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Cabello says she initially kept her feelings a secret.

“I didn’t want the people who thought I was strong and capable and confident — the people who most believed in me — to find out that I felt weak,” she wrote. “The little voice in my head was telling me that if I was honest about my mental health struggle and my internal battles (i.e. being human), people would think there was something wrong with me, or that I wasn’t strong, or that I couldn’t handle things.”

However, after consulting with mental health professionals for therapy and other coping mechanisms, the Grammy-nominee believes her condition is under better management.

“For a long time, anxiety felt like it was robbing me of my humor, my joy, my creativity and my trust,” Cabello wrote. “But now anxiety and I are good friends. I listen to her, because I know she’s just trying to keep me safe, but I don’t give her too much attention. And I sure as hell don’t let her make any decisions.”

To conclude the essay, Cabello encouraged fans to speak up and out to seek help if they are dealing with similar struggles.

“We live in a culture that pursues an unattainable perfection,” she wrote. “Social media can make us feel like we should be as perfect as everybody else seems to be. Far from being a sign of weakness, owning our struggles and taking the steps to heal is powerful.”

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  1. “GG” May 28, 2020

    Why not pen a letter to Normani and the countless black women you offended!

    • Hmmm… May 28, 2020

      Lmao

    • Clarks0o0ñ May 28, 2020

      Normani is a flop
      Try ur hardest to paint her as a victim, she is still going to flop.

      It is not Camila’s fault that normani cant sing or write bops.

      Continue pushing that false narrative, normani is still not gonna happen

    • Clarks0o0ñ May 28, 2020

      And how many times do u want her to apologise?

      Keep this same energy for post malone and dua lipa who were singing Nìgga on songs

      Keep this same energy for beyonce who did black face back in 2011

      Keep this same energy for first Rihanna who did black face in her rockstar 101 music video

      Oh that’s right, u cant keep this energy cause ur a hypocrite.

      u have this ideology that Camila needs to be destroyed for flopmani to succeed. Lol

      But let me tell u something real quick, normani is not gonna happen.

      • “GG” May 28, 2020

        First of all Rihanna is black dumb ass ! What you don’t know can fill a book

    • Only Facts May 28, 2020

      She hasn’t said a word about George Floyd dying, yet here she is asking for sympathy because she has anxiety like the rest of the world. What about the anxiety people of color face just because of our color? The fact that she pens this letter instead of acknowledging the racism in our country this week, shows what she thinks is important and what isn’t. FACTS

      • Clarks0o0ñ May 28, 2020

        Hold the L

        She was one of the first celebrities to post about George floyd on her Instagram demanding for justice

        U are insane
        U are really a nut case
        U better see a doctor.

        Animal

      • DioraCouture May 28, 2020

        @Only Facts:

        you said it well…. I am Latino, and i can’t believe this witch is really complaining about her sad little life talking about “crying in my hotel room”…or “crying in my car”…. DO YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT how less fortunate people don’t even have a home to cry in….yet you’re so sad living your best life in a hotel room….

        I am not here for us minorites acting like we got these same white people issues…. y su mamá de apoyadora co-signing this mess??????

    • Tinashe Meg Yonce May 28, 2020

      Who is NorMANly?

  2. Fancy BISH May 28, 2020

    I tried to tell ya Clark lol..let me go, feel better Cammy! 🥛 🍪

  3. CardiB+is+a+Virus+🦠 May 28, 2020

    Now is not the time

  4. Naïme May 28, 2020

    Can anxiety overcome that fake b**** ?

    Since she is a well known racist, she should consider the anxiety she caused to her victims.

  5. Nicky May 28, 2020

    Hahahahahahahahahahah

    Anxiety about your racism , payola, flop singles, and canceled tickets? .

    You picked the wrong time to talk about your problems and shed your crocodile tears.

    There is an important conversation going on in the world.

    She keeps taking Ls. She has to love these Ls. The Clown bites back

  6. Are You Kidding Me? May 28, 2020

    As someone who is in Psych, I’m not an expert, but once I get this PhD I’ll be qualified to be an expert witness in trial so don’t come for me.

    It’s great that we’re talking more about mental health. Especially in the Black community when we experience so many microaggressions, roadblocks and trauma and when we remotely address it in the smallest way are called aggressive and angry. And going to therapy is looked at “being crazy”.

    Everyone is jumping on the mental health bandwagon for sympathy. Depression isn’t not wanting to get out of a comfortable bed in the morning. Anxiety isn’t being nervous before you perform.

    I am VERY wary of these celebrities self-diagnosing because whenever they act out, it’s used as an excuse. That’s all I will say on this. Watch as several more come forward using mental health as a cancellation shield.

  7. Section8DaGreat May 28, 2020

    People really out here with mental issues and you have privileged mf like her that uses Anxiety as a sympathy card. Girl get tf outta here.

  8. Paulo May 28, 2020

    It’s the first time I actually feel sorry for her. If I had a fanbase filled with trash like Clownkson I’d feel bad too! Surround yourself with better people and go back to the vocal coach and you’ll feel better baby

  9. Lucy May 28, 2020

    No one cuur.. ur still a talentless rat and you’re still a flop 😭😭😭

    • Clarks0o0ñ May 28, 2020

      Onlyshìts what’s good

      When last did normani appear on the billboard hot 100?
      Here comes the excuses.
      🤣🤣🤣

      Its 7 whole months since ratmani saw the inside of the billboard hot 100.

  10. London lad May 28, 2020

    F*** Her and her f****** anxiety. F*** Camilla. She can go suck a d***. Racist b****

    I swear TGJ use her as click bait – f****** with my zen on this beautiful evening on purpose. 🖕🏾

    • TheTea May 28, 2020

      U JUS WOKE 2DIS??????? U LATE MAN 😼

  11. FAF May 28, 2020

    B**** who don’t have anxiety in 2020

  12. TheTea May 28, 2020

    SUMBDY COME GET DIS BÎTÇH 2GETHA 🤳🏾 HA PPL MADE A WRONG MVE GOIN 4 SYMPATHY WEN 100,000PPL OUT HEAR DYIN. DIS B DAT BATE PR SYMPATHY PIECE 2 MAKE PPL SORRY FO HA RACIST PAST. SHE SERVIN DAT CROC OF BS – BUT WE AINT EATIN IT BÎTÇH. 🚫❌🖐🏾

  13. Hylo May 28, 2020

    This fake bi*ch is so full of s***!!!
    Fake..fake..fake.fake ugh
    F*ck her racist ass!!!!
    Ugly little b**** still cannot and won’t ever get a solo number one or Grammy

  14. Ugghh May 28, 2020

    Gurrrrrrlll, now the time to make shît about you.

    Get therapist, CASE CLOSED

    • Haterz+Gon‘+Hate May 28, 2020

      It’s odd isn’t it? Like: why now? Are you that much of an ego maniac that you let your handlers put out a piece about your navel gazing drivel on the state of your ‘Anxiety’ when the world is in meltdown? Retire already – that will solve your problem. ✅

    • Maranara May 28, 2020

      😭😭😭😭😭

      • TheTea May 28, 2020

        WENDYS IZ HIRIN BÎTÇH!!! OH WAIT – SHE MIGHT FIND DAT STRESSFUL 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣☺️

  15. Haterz+Gon‘+Hate May 28, 2020

    These children could never. 🤦🏾‍♂️ I mean did we see Mariah squawking about her anxiety in the middle of the 9/11 crisis? Did JLo pipe up after the financial crash in 2008 talkin bout HOW HARD HER LIFE IS?????? The children think they need to tell us every little thought and reflection when they need to STFU and get a shrink ASAP. FOH 🤷🏿‍♀️🤷🏿‍♀️🤷🏿‍♀️

  16. Maranara May 28, 2020

    Whatever gurl ..weren’t you the same one calling ppl n*gge
    Phoney ass can’t stand tho h0
    F*ck camila

  17. tyty May 28, 2020

    She doesn’t come off as confident in her on camera persona, she always looks awkward and comes off as a try hard with her fake nice girl persona which is so obvious. You can see she is insecure 🤷🏽‍♀️ Who cares anyway this blog is the only blog still trying to make her a thing. And she picked the worst time with the woes me campaign.

    • Haterz+Gon‘+Hate May 28, 2020

      Like the Trump campaign – the side eyes at these antics will be her undoing 🌚🌚🌚🐁

  18. Only Facts May 28, 2020

    B*tch, stop looking for sympathy because my oh my is fall each week. Stop looking for sympathy because you were caught giving head to Greg Kurstin last week for a song (allegedly 😉🤗). Stop looking for sympathy when the country is dealing with a race war because police officers and regular civilians are attacking people of color. Oh, that’s right, you don’t care about people of color, hence this is your statement during this time.

    • Paulo May 28, 2020

      Sis Imma need the link on that Kurstin tea please!

  19. Nicky May 28, 2020

    Camicky Cabelly posted George Floyd on her IG story. What a loser!!!

    This isn’t a 24 hour issue. Wack , fake chick!

    She should be thanking black men who gave her a hit.

    • ImLegit May 28, 2020

      exactly!!!!
      All of this!

  20. Holliewuudd May 28, 2020

    Is she really talking about herself when the whole world is crumbling?

  21. Imlegit May 28, 2020

    Smh
    Seriously? Is this airhead serious

  22. MonkeySeeMonkeyDo May 28, 2020

    Forget her and she is a racist. It’s even more evident now. All of this stuff going on she talking about anxiety stuff. Over her

  23. New2This May 28, 2020

    Girl f*** you. Black men are being killed.

  24. Watch her go mmm mmmmmm May 30, 2020

    She is such a strong woman. I am so proud of her for opening up about her struggles. Shows that the biggest popstars are humans too. I love you mi bebe

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