Kylie Minogue opens up about anxiety battle: ‘there are voices in my head’
Kylie Minogue has opened up about her mental health a year after she split from her husband-to-be.
The Australian pop star, 49, is adored by millions around the world as the princess of pop, but her personal life has not been so lucky.
Privately she has been harbouring mental health challenges, admitting in a new interview: “I probably would benefit from [counseling].”
On the cusp of releasing her 14th studio album, Golden, she told gay magazine Attitude: “There are a lot of voices in my head.
“I guess part of that is our brains, they’re problem solvers, tick tick tick tick tick…
“[When I’m feeling anxious] I put the kettle on and make a cup of tea… But if I knew the answer I would do it and I would have no anxiety.
“They say that the fast track to happiness is gratitude and it’s true, just think that thought.”
The singer says her elderly grandmother, who is still alive, gave her the best advice she’s received for working on anxiety.
“There’s enough discussion in my head. I probably would benefit from [counseling] but I don’t really like it.
“My 98-year-old grandma said years ago: ‘What you need to is lie flat, and you put your arms up and you just lie like that for 10 minutes’.
“And she’s so right, so I will. On a video day, during lunch I’ll go, ‘Right, phone off, dim the lights,’ and try and just be still.”
Kylie’s latest album comes on the back of her split from English actor Joshua Sasse, 30, who she was set to marry, after reports he cheated on her with an actress.
In a candid interview she confessed: “I was a bit broken, I wasn’t feeling very strong at a certain point, and we’ve all been there, we know what that’s like.
“But I tend to bounce back pretty quickly, I’m pragmatic about stuff.
“It’s looking rationally, with heart, with humour, to where I’m at… I hope you can feel on the album there’s no blame, I’m not hanging on to anything.
“I’m just taking a really good look at where I think I am in my life.”
Kylie flew to Thailand after the shock split and said it was “an opportunity to reclaim myself, get strong and get going,” according to the Sunday Times.
Attitude magazine’s April issue is on sale now.