Meghan Trainor opens up about her struggles with her mental health

Meghan Trainor. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)
Meghan Trainor. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Meghan Trainor just got candid about her anxiety.

Known for her body-positive message and approach to life, the 26-year-old revealed she struggled with her mental health when she was unable to talk, sing or speak after undergoing two operations on her vocal cords.

In an interview with Happiful Magazine, the Grammy-award winner spoke candidly about her personal struggles and how she once found herself in a “deep dark zone”.

The newly inducted The Voice UK judge told the magazine that in 2016 she was forced to have surgery amid fears that her voice would never be the same again.

This came after the singer-songwriter won a Grammy for Best New Artist.

"I thought, 'It’s over, I’m not going to sing ever again'," Meghan said.

Describing the debilitating impact this had on her mental health, she revealed, "I went full dive into the dark zone of deep thoughts."

The Me Too songstress also recalled her first anxiety attack shortly before her second procedure.

"I was so tired and had vocal issues. I looked at my schedule and thought, 'I’m not going to make it, I’m going to lose my voice.'"

"I started hyperventilating, crying hard, and shaking. I kept saying, 'What’s happening?' It rocked me," she revealed.

The Dear Future Husband singer sought help through therapy and visiting a hypnotherapist, according to the Daily Mail.

Meghan said she’s now able to manage those dark thoughts and she has even stopped picking the skin off her fingers.

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The star is set to embark on what could be her busiest year yet.

She’s set to promote her long-awaited third album, appearing as a coach on The Voice UK and supporting Maroon 5 on their US tour.

Source: Happiful Magazine, Daily Mail

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