Kesha’s anxiety battles
Kesha has battled anxiety and depression.
The ‘Tik Tok’ hitmaker – who was embroiled in a very public feud with Dr. Luke after she requested to end her contract after accusing the producer of sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abusing her – has bravely opened up about her mental health struggles and hopes it will inspire others who are having similar feelings.
She said: "I’ve battled a lot of things, including anxiety and depression. Finding the strength to come forward about those things is not easy. But maybe, by telling my story, I can help someone else going through tough times … I’ve grown into an adult woman who realises the power of my voice."
And the 29-year-old singer is looking forward to "showcasing her vulnerabilities as a strength" on her new album.
She added to Billboard magazine: "[My new songs] will showcase my vulnerabilities as a strength and not as a weakness. In the past, I always felt like I was trying to prove something. Now, I’m writing what I want to share with the world, rather than trying to give the world what it wants. For better or worse, I’m just me."
Meanwhile, it was previously revealed that Kesha is working on new music.
Sony confirmed in a statement: "Creating a new album takes time, and everyone’s goal is to deliver a high quality album consistent with Kesha’s past releases. We hope to share exciting new music with Kesha’s fans soon."
But Kesha’s lawyer Daniel Petrocelli added: "Kesha has been trying for six months to record and release new music. Only in the last month, after our last court hearing, has any progress been made, but it is hardly enough.
"Kesha still has received no commitments on promotion, songs, or even a release date. We hope things turn around fast. Meanwhile, Kesha intends to continue participating in the creative process in the hopes she can meaningfully return to work."