In a recent interview, Katy Perry revealed how her break up with Orlando Bloom caused her depression, affected her mental health and how she recovered.
“I lost my smile,” Perry told the interviewer. “I don’t know if my smile was ever fully, like, authentically mine but I was riding on the high of a smile for a long time. Which was the validation, love, and admiration from the outside world, and then that shifted.” While Perry couldn’t point out exactly what had changed in her career, she explained it as having a “seismic” impact.
“I had given so much 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 and the record didn’t get me high anymore,” she said. “The validation didn’t get me high, and so I just crashed.”
Perry says she doesn’t look back at the low point of her life in sadness or regret rather she feels it was a time of “necessary brokenness,” that shaped who she is now. Also Read- Adele flaunts weight loss in new photos
“Gratitude is probably the thing that saved my life because if I didn’t find that I probably would’ve wallowed in my own sadness and just jumped,” the singer said. “I found ways to be grateful, and every morning when I wake up… the very first thing I say out loud is, ‘Thank you God for today. I am grateful in every way.'”
Katy Perry’s were inspired by tough times
Additionally, Perry says her most uplifting songs such as Firework and Roar were inspired by the tough times in her life.
“When I’m writing those songs, I’m in the worst place of my life. Something comes over me and writes the song — my soul is my ghostwriter,” she said.
“I turn to music to speak my language of my heart and my soul, especially when I’m in those dark times. I think I write these songs because I first and foremost need the hope.”
Perry has talked alot about her mental health previously. She said in an interview with Vogue India that she had moments where she wouldn’t want to come out of bed.
“In the past, I had been able to overcome it, but this time something happened that made me fall down too many flights of stairs. I had to really go on a mental health journey,” Perry said. “We talk about all our different organs but never talk about our brain, which keeps us functioning the most.”