Katy Perry ‘couldn’t imagine living’ as she battled depression while writing new album

WWE confirms Kurt Angle return with legend set for huge NXT appearance weeks after being releasedKaty Perry opened up about the dark timed she had faced (Picture: Getty Images)

Katy Perry has opened up about her battle with depression, admitting she ‘couldn’t imagine living’ at times.

The singer, who is currently pregnant with her first child with fiancé Orlando Bloom, opened up about her mental health over the past two years.

She told Good Morning America what she went through writing her sixth album: ‘I’ve been writing over the past two years and at the beginning of those two years, they were really difficult.

‘I was kind of clinically depressed coming out of that and didn’t know what my life was, and if I was gonna be – I couldn’t really even imagine living, to be completely honest.’

Katy explained that getting to a better place with her mental health was a process, saying: ‘Now I’ve done the work, and I’m still doing the work emotionally, spiritually, physically, psychologically.

‘Now I’ve come to this light at the end of the tunnel, which means I am gonna live. And not only that, I’m gonna bring life into the world.

WWE confirms Kurt Angle return with legend set for huge NXT appearance weeks after being releasedThe star is currently pregnant with her first child (Picture: Getty Images)

‘So it ends in a positive place so far.’

She described the currently untitled album as ‘a record about resilience and finding the light at the end of the tunnel’.

Katy also told the Daily Telegraph’s JMO podcast: ‘The album so far is about the journey, I think Never Worn White is very right now but there’s gonna be a lot of songs that talk about the past and the highs and lows to get there.

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‘There were some pretty dark days, I think that was pretty evident on my last record, what I was going through publicly…It was very intense, I got very depressed.’

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Katy and Orlando are expecting a baby daughter in the summer, and had been due to marry this year before the coronavirus pandemic set in.

Her new album is due to be released on 14 August, and fans were recently treated to her new single Daisies from the upcoming record.

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