Katy Perry is getting candid about one of the darkest times in her life.
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In a frank interview with SiriusXM’s CBC, the singer opened up about hitting rock bottom in 2017 and being in such strife – personally and professionally – that she felt suicidal.
The year, of course, brought with it the commercial underperformance of album ‘Witness’ and, as she’s now revealed, a break-up with current fiancé Orlando Bloom.
“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.”
The pregnant star added:
“It was so important for me to be broken 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, 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.”
We commend Katy for being so forthcoming with her hardships; it’ll no doubt help others. Perhaps even some of her peers, who run risk of attaching their worth to commercial validation.
Looking forward, it’ll be interesting to see if Perry pours more of her truth into forthcoming fifth album – due in August.