“Inside I Was Dying” Cheryl Is Opening Up About Attending Therapy For Anxiety And Self Worth Issues
"I struggled for so long in silence."
Pop star Cheryl has opened up about her lowest points over the last few years and about seeking help.
The singer admitted that in the height of fame she felt miserable on the inside but never gave it away.
“I would walk out to a wall of paparazzi and put on a smile but inside I was dying,” she said.
“I think I actually walked through the fire to be honest. I struggled for so long in silence, I wouldn’t even open up to friends and family. I was very closed.”
The 36-year-old explained that the illusion that everyone is always happy made her feel even lower.
“I think what happens then is everyone is looking around like, ‘why does everyone seem so good and having a good time in a happy place and I feel rubbish?’ And that’s not helpful,” she said on BBC Radio 1’s Life Hacks.
”If people would just be a bit more open and honest with how they’re feeling, I think we could all help each other.”
The star also said that she massively struggled with her self worth.
“I would talk to myself so nastily: ‘You silly cow. You stupid b***h.’ No one could make me feel worse about myself than I did, and that was a massive problem,” she explained.
Cheryl welcomed her son Bear with now ex Liam Payne in 2o17, and the star explains that this is when she sought help.
“I actually had therapy for a year. I struggled for so many years with anxiety and in my own head, thinking things…” she revealed.
“I didn’t want that to be happening when I was trying to focus on raising a child. It felt like my responsibilities shifted and my priorities changed and I needed to be settled in my own head to be able to give him the best that I could possibly give him.”
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