Friday 20 April 2018

Florence Welch opens up about mental health battle after nervous breakdown revelation

No dog days here. The fabulous Florence Welch performs at the Brits in 2010.
No dog days here. The fabulous Florence Welch performs at the Brits in 2010.
Florence Welch
Florence Welch looked mermaid-sque in her Givenchy Haute Couture number
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Florence Welch attends the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Jenn Selby

Florence Welch has spoken candidly about her “chaotic” battling an “on and off relationship with drinking” and suffering from “a bit of a nervous breakdown”.

“Cermonials and Lungs all blurred together, we didn't take any time off,” the Florence + The Machine singer told Zane Lowe.

“It was a decision to have a year off. [I had] a bit of a nervous breakdown... It was a bit of a crash landing in a sense... In the year off, I was still going out and going to events but something wasn't quite right, I was spiralling a bit. I wasn't making myself happy. I wasn't stable.

“It was a really vulnerable time for me when we first started making the record and because of that it's the most personal record I've ever made.”

No dog days here. The fabulous Florence Welch performs at the Brits in 2010.
No dog days here. The fabulous Florence Welch performs at the Brits in 2010.

Welch appeared on Radio 1 to discuss her new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

The interview came in the week Lowe revealed he would be leaving Radio 1 for "exciting times" at Apple.

Florence Welch looked mermaid-sque in her Givenchy Haute Couture number
Florence Welch looked mermaid-sque in her Givenchy Haute Couture number

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