Katy Perry, 35, opened up about , mental health. During participation in the Canadian radio program “Q on CBC”, the singer stated that , considered suicide in 2017, after separating from Orlando Bloom, 43.
“I lost my smile,” , told host Tom Power. “I don’t know it was a totally authentic smile, but I was on top of the joy for a long time. That was the validation, the love and the admiration of the outside world … And then that changed.”
The “American Idol” judge, who later reconciled with Bloom and now expects , first child from ,, said that even the release of the album “Witness” in the same year did not improve , spirits. , described the impact of the split as “seismic” and said the situation “literally broke me in half”.
“I had broken up with my boyfriend, who will now be the father of my baby, and so I was excited about the release of my next album, but it didn’t take me flying again,” , said. “The validation didn’t get me to the top, and then I just fell.”
The pop singer said that this moment was a “necessary break” in , life and that it changed the way , sees the world. “It was so important for me to be destroyed, so that I could find my wholeness in a totally different way,” , said. “And being more dimensional than just living my life like a thirsty pop star all the time.”
, also revealed , faith helped , to recover. “Gratitude is probably the thing that saved my life, because if I didn’t find it I would have plunged into my own sadness and probably would have jumped, but I found ways to say thank you,” , shared.
“Hope has always been an option for me … because of my relationship with God and something bigger than me,” , said. “My hope is that something greater that I created myself for a purpose and created myself for a reason, and that I am not disposable, and that, you know, everyone was created for a purpose.”