Lana Del Rey Opens Up About Her Struggle With Anxiety | Music News
Lana Del Rey has opened up about her struggles with anxiety and her phobia of death. The singer spoke to Billboard in a new interview revealing that her panic attacks have become progressively worse over the past few years.
“It’s hard for me sometimes to think about going on when I know we’re going to die. Something happened in the last three years, with my panic [attacks]… It got worse.”
She added: “I’ve always been prone to it. I remember being four years old and I’d just seen a show on TV where the person was killed. And I turned to my parents and said, ‘Are we all going to die?’ They said ‘Yes,’ and I was totally distraught! I broke down in tears and said, ‘We have to move! I saw a therapist – three times. But I’m really most comfortable sitting in that chair in the studio, writing or singing.”
After being asked whether having children would help to “chill her out”, Del Rey replied: “I don’t think so, but… sometimes you just want to be able to enjoy the view. I think I’m really like my mother, in the sense that I make small lists. To calm myself down. I reward myself.”