American singer, Katy Perry is the latest cover star of Vogue India. For the magazine’s January 2020 edition, she engages in a candid interview; one which sees the singer open up about her battle with depression.
Read excerpts below.
On Being Depressed In 2017-2018:
“I became depressed and I did not want to get out of bed. In the past, I had been able to overcome it, but this time something happened that made me fall down too many flights of stairs. I had to really go on a mental health journey.”
On Pressure From The Media:
“For the press, every few months I turn into ‘Perry, the Piñata’. But thankfully, I don’t get my validation from them anymore.”
On Past Missteps:
“I’ve been in the public eye for 12 years and I’ve made many mistakes. I’m human, and I still want to try. I don’t want to be defeated or become a recluse. I want to live life. And doing that means you might occasionally trip, but it’s not about how you fall—it’s about how you get up.”
On Having Broader Goals Now:
“I want to be involved in environmental companies, I want to go back to school [psychology and philosophy will be her subjects of choice] and I want to influence good people to run for office.”