Katy Perry Says She Considered Suicide After Her 2017 Split From Orlando Bloom

Published June 30th, 2020 - 06:54 GMT
The couple parted ways in March 2017, but the split wasn't to last and they got back together later that year
The couple parted ways in March 2017, but the split wasn't to last and they got back together later that year
The singer, 35, who is expecting her first child with Orlando, 43, admitted she was at rock bottom after low moments in her personal and professional lives

Katy Perry considered taking her own life following her 2017 split from Orlando Bloom and her album Witness' poor chart performance.

The singer, 35, who is expecting her first child with actor Orlando, 43, admitted she was at rock bottom after low moments in both her personal and professional lives. 

She told radio station SiriusXM CBC: 'My career was on this trajectory when it was going up, up and up and then I had the smallest shift, not that huge from an outside perspective. But for me it was seismic.

'I had given so much out, and it literally broke me in half. I had broken up with my boyfriend, who is now my baby daddy-to-be. 

'And then I was excited about flying high off the next record. But the validation did not make me high, and so I just crashed.'

The star, who grew up with parents who were Pentecostal pastors, went on to reveal that her faith helped her heal over time. 

She continued: 'It was so important for me to be broken so that I could find my wholeness in a whole different way. And be more dimensional than just living my life like a thirsty pop star all the time. 

'Gratitude is probably the thing that saved my life, because if I did not find that I would have wallowed in my own sadness and probably just jumped. 

'But I found the ways to be grateful. If it gets really, really hard I walk around and say, "I am grateful, I am grateful!"; even though I am in a sh***y mood.' 

The California native went on to reveal that she is now in a much better place after a years of dealing with mental health issues.

She said: 'Hope has always been an option for me, because of my relationship with God and something that is bigger than me. Of course if I am the one controlling my destiny I am going to be the one driving it into the ground.

'My hope is that something bigger than me created me for a purpose and created me for a reason, and that I’m not disposable, and that every person that’s been created has a purpose.'

Katy and Orlando were first linked when they were seen flirting at the Golden Globe Awards in January 2016, and went public with their relationship a few months later in May at the Cannes Film Festival.  

The couple parted ways just over a year later in March 2017, but the split wasn't to last and they got back together later that year. 

The actor proposed to his long-term love on Valentine's Day in 2019 when he popped the question with a $5 million flower-shaped ring in front of Katy's entire family. 

The couple announced they were expecting their first child, a baby girl, together in early March when Katy unveiled her bump in her Never Worn White music video.

Katy has been married once before to British actor and comedian Russell Brand, 45; the former couple announced their split in December 2011 after just 14 months of marriage, with their divorce finalised the following year. 

Orlando was previously married to Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, 37, from July 2010 to mid-2013. The pair continue to co-parent their son Flynn, nine, together. 

Speaking in May, Katy admitted she has been battling 'waves of depression' as she copes with the ongoing coronavirus crisis afflicting the world.

'Sometimes I don't know what's worse trying to avoid the virus or the waves of depression that come with this new norm,' the pop star tweeted. 

Katy's interview comes after she revealed that she has penned a song for her daughter on KP5, the fan-name of her fifth mainstream studio album.  

The Daisies singer has teased a track called What Makes A Woman on the upcoming album. In the song, she tells her child that there are 'no limits on any of her dreams'. 

Speaking to radio station NRJ Lebanon, Katy said: 'There is a song on the record called What Makes A Woman that is a hope I have for my future child. 

 'That she doesn't have any limits on any of her dreams, or what she wants to be, or who she thinks she is and she can change whenever she wants. 

'She can try everything on if she wants. I think that song is important to me and important for her.'

The Teenage Dream hitmaker has also named another song called Teary Eyed, which was extremely emotional to write.

In an interview with iHeartRadio, she said: 'It's really about just dancing through your tears. And I'm like, "Wow that really resonates. That slaps, that hits hard for me right now." So I'm excited for it. I'm excited for all of it.'

The American Idol judge has also teased that there are some 'love-based' songs on her follow-up to 2017's Witness and that the record is 75 per cent 'Prism and 25 per cent Teenage Dream. 

Katy recently explained that the lead single, Daisies, took on a new meaning for her amid the coronavirus pandemic.

And she hopes everyone else will be inspired to follow their dreams no matter what other people think after they listen to the empowering anthem. 

She said: 'I wrote this song a couple months ago as a call to remain true to the course you've set for yourself, regardless of what others may think. Recently, it has taken a new meaning for me, in light of what the whole world is experiencing. 

'Each of us is one in more than seven billion, with our own story of strength and resilience to tell... I hope it will be the soundtrack to going for your dreams now ... especially the ones we left behind.

Katy was planning on dropping her fifth album in June, but it has been pushed back amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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