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Meghan Trainor Had A 'Mental Breakdown' On Live TV

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Meghan Trainor is opening up about a difficult time in her past.

The 26-year-old recently sat down with Zane Lowe for his show on Apple Music‘s Beats 1 radio following the release of her anticipated third album, Treat Myself, at the end of January. During the interview, she recalled the difficult period where she had “a mental breakdown” and “panic attacks live on television.”

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From the outside, she seemed to have it all. But in actuality, the All About That Bass singer was suffering:

“After Thank You, which was my last album… I met the love of my life. Everything was great. And I had vocal problems ’cause I was working too much.”

Meghan is of course referring to her marriage to Spy Kids star Daryl Sabara.

However, that happy time was marred by exhaustion as she “finally collapsed physically and emotionally” in 2017:

“I had, like, a mental breakdown and I had panic attacks live on television with Gayle King. I was reading the nominees for the Grammys the year after I won and I was shaking and I was like, ‘Please don’t collapse on TV right now. We’re live.'”

Wow, we only vaguely remember this… which may be because you can’t even tell! Watch for yourself!

Despite making it through the live broadcast, Trainor said once they yelled “cut,” she “fell and started scream crying and couldn’t breathe.” The Billboard Music Award winner added:

“And later, they took me away. I was supposed to do more work and they were like, ‘We’re done. This is it.'”

But she ended up pushing herself past a healthy limit out of fear that canceling appearances or concerts could damage her budding career:

“I had a lot of people tell me, like, ‘If you cancel on this 30-minute set, we’ll never play Meghan Trainor ever again.’ So I had everything. I had my Grammy, I had what people dream of for years. I had everything I ever wanted, and they were threatening to take it away.”

meghan trainor wins a grammy in 2016
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She continued, explaining her decision to continue moving forward despite her struggles:

“So, my mind was like, ‘No I’ll keep going, I’ll keep going.’ And my body was like, ‘Bye.’ And my body had to tell me, instead of me being able to take a break,” Trainor continued. “Like, the saddest thing is, like, your whole team is in the hospital with you like, ‘Everything’s gonna be OK.’ And you… cannot speak. So I was alone with my thoughts for way too long and I blew up. I freaked out.”

After having vocal chord surgery, she visited a psychologist who was able to assist some of the “crazy things happening” to her:

“I met so many doctors and I would just cry to them, and be like, ‘It’s something right here. Can you just fix it for me? Help me out.’ And finally I went to a psychologist and I said, ‘My back is burning, like, as if someone’s holding a torch to it. But I’m OK.’ And he was like, ‘OK, so what’s happening is your chemicals are like this and we gotta get them back here.'”

Mrs. Dear Future Husband added:

“And he gave me two medicines that I take every single day,  and it saved me. Saved my life.”

Ch-ch-check out more from Meg and Zane (below):

We’re so glad things seem to be going much better for you, Meghan!

[Image via WENN/Avalon/CBS/YouTube.]

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Feb 04, 2020 16:54pm PDT