Adele battled depression, before and after son’s birth
Adele has revealed in a magazine interview released on Monday that she suffered from post-partum depression after the birth of her son and had undergone therapy when younger for what she called her “very dark side.”
The British singer, who is nearing the end of a 10-month tour to mark her album “25,” told Vanity Fair on Monday that she would be happy if she never had to tour again.
“I’d still like to make records, but I’d be fine if I never heard (the applause) again. I’m on tour simply to see everyone who’s been so supportive. I don’t care about money,” Adele, 28, was quoted as saying.
The 10-time Grammy winner, known for heart-wrenching ballads such as “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep,” said she had always been drawn to sad music.
“I have a very dark side. I’m very available to depression. I can slip in and out of it quite easily. It started when my granddad died, when I was about 10, and while I never had a suicidal thought, I have been in therapy, lots.
“But I haven’t had that feeling since I had my son and snapped out of my postpartum depression,” she added.
Adele gave birth to son Angelo four years ago with boyfriend Simon Konecki.
“I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me… My knowledge of postpartum — or post-natal, as we call it in England is that you don’t want to be with your child; you’re worried you might hurt your child; you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job. But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life. It can come in many different forms,” the singer said.