5 Seconds Of Summer’s Michael Clifford Reveals Mental Health Issues | Music News

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5 Seconds Of Summer’s Michael Clifford Reveals Mental Health Issues | Music News

 

Mental health is still a taboo topic based around assumptions of what it’s like to be mentally ill. Silence is a big contributor, and the result of stigma around it, so when someone famous admits to being affected, people pay attention. On August 19, during Five Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out’ tour, Michael Clifford announced to the Michigan crowd: “I was fixing some problems with my mental health. I just saw a therapist real quick on the break we had” before carrying on with their set.

 

Clifford didn’t dwell too much on the topic, but his casual delivery shows that mental health doesn’t have to be a huge revelation seeing as how 1 in 4 people will experience similar issues at some point in their life. #WeLoveYouMichael quickly became a worldwide trend on Twitter along with support and encouragement from fans. 5 Seconds Of Summer’s upcoming album Sounds Good Feels Good (out on October 23) is a personal collection, according to the band, and will feature subjects like anxiety, depression, and heartbreak.

 

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Shanade McConney

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A keen writer with a BA in Creative Writing and a strong passion for rock and electronic, Shanade is eager to combine writing with her love for music. In 2004, she attended Reading Festival (affectionately dubbed 'Reading Rock' as a teen) and has been a fan of live shows ever since. Music inspires her, whether it's writing about it or listening to it as she writes.
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