Cheryl Cole has revealed that she had anxiety and “struggles in silence” when she was at the height of her fame.
The former X Factor judge has opened up about her battle with anxiety and said she was “dying inside.”
During a candid interview with BBC Radio, Cole said, “I would walk out to a wall of paparazzi and put on a smile but inside I was dying.”
The Let You singer admitted that she had to put on a “façade” even though she “struggled in silence” instead of seeking help.
“I think what happens then is everyone is looking around like, why does everyone seem so good and having a good time in a happy place and I feel rubbish? And that’s not helpful. So if people would just be a bit more open and honest with how they’re feeling, I think we could all help each other,” said Cole.
Cole also revealed that she had decided to undergo therapy for a year after giving birth to her son who she had with singer Liam Payne in 2017.
She said, “I struggled for so many years with anxiety and in my own head. It felt like my responsibilities shifted and my priorities changed and I needed to be settled in my own head to be able to give him the best that I could possibly give him.” The 36-year-old singer said she had found hardest criticism in her teenage. Speaking about the online trolls, Cole said, “These people don’t know you. They have no idea about you as a person or what’s really going on,” referring to people who troll others are quite angry sad people.