Singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor opened up about her panic disorder battle and mental health progress in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.
Trainor suffered her first panic attack in December 2016 on live TV, on CBS’s “This Morning With Gayle King,” where she announced the 2017 Grammy Nominees.
The star’s heart began racing that morning when her assistant came by to go over her tight schedule. The 27-year-old recalled the moment she was announcing the nominees, she said:
“I was vibrating. I felt like I was going to pass out on live television. I was like, ‘What’s happening? I must be dying. As soon as they said ‘Cut,’ I went offstage and was [gasping for air] in front of everyone.”
The “All About That Bass” crooner had another interview scheduled that morning, but the appearance had to be canceled.
The singer spoke about how a concerned King constantly checked in on her via emails after her episode.
Trainor described the incident as embarrassing and one she was apologetic for, but King, who she termed “an angel on this earth,” made her feel much better about it.
Her Battle With Depression and Anxiety
The Grammy award winner had to undergo her second surgery due to vocal cord hemorrhage. While on vocal rest, she feared she’d be unable to sing afterward.
She expressed how the thought put her in a dark place despite having her husband Daryl Sabara around. She noted that she felt mentally and physically ill.
Upon taking several trips to the emergency room due to the physical symptoms of her condition, Trainor battled depression and anxiety that led to a panic disorder diagnosis.
The ex-judge of “The Voice Uk” said there were nights she would eat and rush to the emergency room, thinking she was having an allergic reaction to the food.
The 27-year-old began consulting with a psychiatrist who helped her recover with medication and therapy.
Happy Times Are Here Again
The American star is now living her happiest life with her 29-year-old husband, Sabara, and their 7-month-old son Riley born on February 8th, 2021.
The Blast previously reported on the singer-songwriter’s pregnancy. Trainor expressed to “Today” that a pandemic pregnancy was “super scary and challenging” as she attended some doctor appointments alone.
But the multiple award winner was happy as she had been “waiting to be pregnant forever.”
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Tying The Knots With Her Sweetheart
In 2018, the Blast shared details about Trainor’s double celebration when she married Sabara on her birthday, December 22.
The “Dear Future Husband” singer walked down the aisle with her soulmate in the couple’s backyard with about 100 close friends and family in attendance.
Trainor said the day was the beginning of an extraordinary new life for her as she received more than she could have ever wished.
With a baby she had always wanted, a loving husband, and her mental health in a good place, it is safe to say Trainor is now living her fairytale life.