For celebrating the debut of her new album “Witness”, Katy Perry livestreamed her life for 96 hours. On Friday night she had a live therapy session with Viceland’s Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh, during which the pop star talked frankly about her hard times, suicidal thoughts, alcohol addiction and battle with it.
The battle to stay sober made her write “By the Grace of God”, which was included in her album “Prism”, 2013.
The singer said she really felt ashamed about thinking of self- destruction. “Because, of course, Katy Perry’s so strong,” she said “I feel ashamed that I would have those thoughts, that I’d feel that low and that depressed.”
Katy Perry was born and raised in a conservative family in Santa Barbara, California, then moved to Nashville as a teenager to develop her music career. After the success came, she just couldn’t seem to handle it. She attended regular therapy together with her family for five years, all the time torn between her real self and the pop star persona.
“I’m really strong as Katy Perry, and sometimes I’m not as strong as Katheryn Hudson,” the star said.
Through her regular therapy sessions, the singer has made mental health a priority. “I really want to be my authentic self, 100 percent,” she said.
We just love her the way she is.