Adele details overcoming her mental health battles


Adele details overcoming her mental health battles… after ‘becoming bedbound to watch The Sopranos’, suffering depression due to gluten intolerance and getting ‘hangxiety’


Adele has detailed her battles with anxiety and depression and how she was left bedbound and watching The Sopranos at her lowest point. 

The Easy On Me singer, 33, spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine about her mental health struggles amid her divorce from Simon Konecki and how her body and mind overhaul came when gluten intolerance contributed to her struggles.  

After detailing her mournful time of battling to get out of bed, she spoke of her overhaul saying: ‘Anything that could soothe my anxiety, I threw myself in headfirst. [I traveled] anywhere where there’s meant to be brilliant energy.’

As well as travel, Adele stopped drinking for six months to alleviate ‘hangxiety’ – a term given for the negative feelings in your mental health in the wake of drinking.  

Tough: Adele has detailed her battles with anxiety and depression and how she was left bedbound and watching The Sopranos at her lowest point

Tough: Adele has detailed her battles with anxiety and depression and how she was left bedbound and watching The Sopranos at her lowest point

Adele’s split from Simon, who she wed in 2011 and with whom she shares son Angelo, nine, came to light on Good Friday 2019. 

She explained that she struggled with the intensity of the reveal and wound up spending increasing time alone due to joint custody – leading to her nights alone, matching The Sopranos and dealing with ‘this tsunami of emotions’. 

Adele explained that when she celebrated her 31st birthday in May 2019 with friends, she was feeling positive – yet the next day things hit her harder. 

She said: ‘I remember going upstairs, and doing my face, and getting into bed. I felt quite hopeful. It was the first time I felt I’d had a really nice evening and I was OK being in the house and going to bed on my own…

Tough: The Easy On Me singer, 33, spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine about her mental health struggles

Tough: The Easy On Me singer, 33, spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine about her mental health struggles

Cheers: As well as travel, Adele stopped drinking for six months to alleviate 'hangxiety' - a term given for the negative feelings in your mental health in the wake of drinking (pictured in 2008)

Cheers: As well as travel, Adele stopped drinking for six months to alleviate ‘hangxiety’ – a term given for the negative feelings in your mental health in the wake of drinking (pictured in 2008)

‘I was not excited, but I was looking forward to the next day.’

It was the next day however that she wound up reclusive in bed, watching The Sopranos instead of keeping busy as she knew she should. 

She went on: ‘I was like, ‘This is going to be really f**king up-and-down’, before which she launched her determined drive to overcome her battles. 

She said: ‘Anything that could soothe my anxiety, I threw myself in headfirst. I anywhere where there’s meant to be brilliant energy’. 

She revealed she went to Jamaica, Greece, and a desert in Arizona, before also finding out she was allergic to most forms of gluten, which she found out can cause depression as a side effect to the sensitivity. 

Watching: It was the next day however that she wound up reclusive in bed, watching The Sopranos instead of keeping busy as she knew she should

Watching: It was the next day however that she wound up reclusive in bed, watching The Sopranos instead of keeping busy as she knew she should

Let's talk: The British superstar talked about music, marriage and family in a far-reaching interview with the publication

Let’s talk: The British superstar talked about music, marriage and family in a far-reaching interview with the publication 

Adele said: ‘So, I was like, ‘Oh, great. Thanks, guys. Could have had a really fun twenties.’

Gracing the cover of Rolling Stone, the singer confessed she had come so far from the person she was before she tied the knot to Simon that she made the difficult decision to walk away from their marriage. 

Adele, who recently went public with her new romance with Rich Paul, added that her single life while living in Los Angeles lasted little more than ‘five seconds,’ after her friends’ failed attempts to set her up on blind dates.

All over: The singer confessed she had become so far from the person she was before marrying ex-husband Simon and made the difficult decision to walk away from their marriage (pictured in 2013)

All over: The singer confessed she had become so far from the person she was before marrying ex-husband Simon and made the difficult decision to walk away from their marriage (pictured in 2013)

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