Katy Perry has been very vocal about her mental health. In a recent interview, she opened up about how she hit the rock bottom when she and boyfriend Orlando Bloom broke up in 2017.
In an interview with CBC's Q With Tom Power, Perry admitted that the break up crushed her. Then she released her album Witness which got mixed reviews from critics and disappointing sales compared to the success of her previous three albums.
The "Daisies" singer explained that her career was on an uphill trajectory so when it suddenly shifted, she crashed to the ground. To others, it could be small but to Katy, it has a seismic effect.
The "Swish Swish" singer confessed she felt like she was broken into half as she hit the rock bottom in her professional and personal life simultaneously. She had a breakdown and also thought about taking her own life.
How did she recover? Katy admitted that faith and the sense of gratitude saved her.
Perry said she found ways to be grateful for her life. She also understood that it was "necessary brokenness" so she could find wholeness again in a different way.
The "Roar" singer and Bloom broke up in early 2017 but got back together in August of the same year. The pair got engaged on Valentine's Day last year. Now, Katy and the Lord of the Rings actor are expecting their first baby together.
Perry revealed her pregnancy when she dropped the music video of her song, "Never Worn White," in March. Towards the end of the MV, the singer showed off her growing baby bump.
Meanwhile, this wasn't the first time that Perry talked about her mental health struggles. Around the same time she released Witness, Katy had a live-streamed session with therapist Siri Sat Nam Singh on YouTube as part of Vice's The Therapist series.
During their session, Perry admitted she was depressed and has suicidal thoughts. The singer told Singh that she felt strong as Katty Perry but not as Katheryn Hudson (Katy's real name).
During the SHEIN Together live-stream festival last month, Perry also admitted that she is having prenatal depression. She revealed that she has days when she just cries while looking down on her swollen toes or doing simple tasks.
The "Fireworks" singer explained that she felt depressed because she used to have an active lifestyle, but that changed when the lockdown began and she has been confined at home. Katty said the only place in the house that she finds sanctuary and be alone is in her car.