Katy Perry says she felt suicidal after her and Orlando Bloom’s split in 2017
By Trent Sell
During an appearance on the Canadian radio show “Q on CBC,” Katy Perry opened up about her mental health struggles after her and Orlando Bloom’s 2017 split.
2017 left Katy “wallowing” in her “own sadness” after facing the split with Orlando and low album sales. “I lost my smile,” Perry told host Tom Power. “I don’t know if my smile was ever fully, like, authentically mine but I was riding on the high of a smile for a long time. Which was the validation, love, and admiration from the outside world, and then that shifted.”
“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 and the record didn’t get me high any more … The validation didn’t get me high, and so I just crashed,” the American Idol judge recalled.
Katy and Orlando have since reconciled and have been engaged since their Valentine’s day proposal back in 2019. They have recently revealed their exciting news of a baby on the way in Katy’s music video of “Never Worn White.”
Perry continued to open up explaining how her childhood, and more specifically her parents being Pentecostal pastors, was an experience of “necessary brokenness.”
“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,” she said. She continued to explain that gratitude and faith have been essential in her road to recovery.
“Gratitude is probably the thing that saved my life, because if I didn’t find that I would have wallowed in my own sadness and probably just jumped but I found the ways to be grateful. Hope has always been an option for me … because of my relationship with God and something bigger than me. If I’m the only one controlling my destiny of course it’s going to be, like, I am going to drive it into the ground.” – Katy Perry