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Katy Perry Reveals She Was So Depressed That She 'Couldn't Imagine Living'

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By Clark Sparky

Katy Perry always seems to be in good spirits when she's on camera, but behind the scenes she was struggling with serious depression a couple of years ago. The singer, who is expecting her first child with fiance Orlando Bloom in a few weeks, opened up about her struggles when she appeared on "Good Morning America" on Friday.

She sang her new single "Daises" and said fans can expect "a record about resilience and finding the light at the end of the tunnel" with her upcoming album.

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"I've been writing it over the past two years and at the beginning of those two years, they were really difficult," she said. "I was kind of clinically depressed coming out of that and didn't know what my life was, and if I was gonna be — I couldn't really even imagine living, to be completely honest."

"Now I've done the work, and I'm still doing the work emotionally, spiritually, physically, psychologically," she continued. "Now I've come to this light at the end of the tunnel, which means I am gonna live. And not only that, I'm gonna bring life into the world. So it ends in a positive place so far."

Perry released "Daises" on social media last week and talked about the song on her Instagram account.


"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," Perry wrote. "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. DAISIES is out now. I hope it will be the soundtrack to going for your dreams now... especially the ones we left behind."

She previously released the first track from the record, "Never Worn White," in which she revealed she was pregnant.

She talked about her pregnancy on last week's episode of "American Idol," which happened to air on Mother's Day.

"I don't know what it is to be a mother, although I’ve always felt very motherly to my friends and my fans, but I know I’m about to step into the next level," Perry said. "I even have a bump. She’s kicking too. She kicks when the performances are good. So just let them be good but not too good because it’s painful!"

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