Ellie Goulding currently has her hands full of working on her fourth album in London. The singer, who once battled panic attacks while going on stage, just proves to everyone that she has moved past her mental health struggles to pursue what she loves.
The 30-year-old artist shared before how she suffered from panic attacks before going on stage, especially during the Grammy’s. She disclosed how it felt like she was going through a heart attack with immense fear.
Her mental health first started to suffer as she rose to fame. As she becomes a bigger star, her physical and emotional struggles took a toll on her wellness too. Despite what others thought, her life was not very “glamorous,” she told PEOPLE.com.
She said as the stakes grew higher, she became crippled by the fear of letting herself and the people who believe in her down. Ellie felt the panic attacks happened because she had no confident on herself.
The Burn singer started to move through her struggles by working out, specifically boxing and kickboxing. She said she sweats out not to lose weight or change anything on her physical appearance but instead as a feel herself get better and stronger. This feeling, she shared, carries into many aspects of her life.
She also went through CBT, also known as the cognitive behavioral therapy, which is psychotherapy intended for changing one’s behavior and thinking. Ellie got better with the treatments and small doses of medication as per Shape Magazine.
Nowadays, the singer is busy in London for her fourth album following her three top-charting albums. She revealed she is taking her time though as her upcoming music is “coming together, slowly.”
Ellie Goulding has long overcome the fear of going onstage and facing thousands of people albeit she still feels nervous, just like what happens to many people which she only realized. The way she moved past her mental health struggles just made Ellie into a stronger and braver person than ever.