Nelly Furtado opens up about nervous breakdown

The singer bares all

Sun 3 Jun 2012

The singer bares all

Nelly Furtado revealed that she suffered an on-stage nervous breakdown whilst touring her third album, Loose.

The Big Hoops singer added that her struggle to cope with her hectic schedule suddenly hit her during one of her shows.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, she said: “Six years ago I had a nervous breakdown on stage. I was on the Loose tour and my daughter was with me – I was being a mum and a singer on the road. I was exhausted.

"Then one night I went on stage and I suddenly realised how stressed-out I was. I actually cried my way through the first two songs. 

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“I took a break from music and went home. And I realised that being at home and having the whole family experience was what I was seeking.”

The 33-year-old mother also admitted that she isn't worried about taking long breaks from the music scene:

“I had to learn to say no. People were trying to get me to record another album. I wasn’t worried about burning any bridges, though. 

My career has had its ups and downs – it’s not like it has all been super smooth.”

Breakdown or not, we're just glad you're back Nelly. 


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