'I see things differently, your whole world changes': Singer Cheryl Cole opens up about anxiety issues on BBC's radio show
While co-hosting the show with Nick Grimshaw, Cole discussed how she wanted to focus on her mental health to be a better mother to her son
Pop singer Cheryl Cole has opened up about her problems with anxiety in an interview with Nick Grimshaw for BBC Radio 1. Cheryl was co-hosting the show with Grimshaw to promote her new single 'Love Made Me Do It', her first new release in four years which debuted last week.
During the show, Cheryl revealed that she's been seeking help to manage her anxiety over the past year, reports BBC. Having her baby helped change her perspective and she decided to focus on improving her mental health. She said, "Things that might have bothered you before or might have been a problem before, become less relevant to you, because I don't want the baby to feel that, and I don't want to feel stressed as a mam." The singer gave birth to her son Bear in March 2017.
Discussing how she's learned to keep her worrying aside, she said, "The worrying stuff kind of takes a sideline. You know what I used to be like for anxiety and stuff? I have been seeing somebody for about the past year to keep that anxiety in check." She added, "I don't want to feel stressed as a pop star, even. We're supposed to be living our best lives, aren't we?"
The 'Fight For This Love' singer also spoke to Grimshaw about how motherhood has changed her and her priorities. "I see things differently, your whole world changes." Rather than being nervous about what people might think of her new music, she's focusing on being excited and positive. "It's not nerve-wracking, it's more exciting this time around."
Being a mother has also changed her perception of maintaining one's physical appearance, being practical is more important now. "Maintenance goes out of the window, I keep seeing people like Cardi B with those massive nails on. How are you changing your nappies with those big talons?" she jokingly adds.
Rumors suggest that her new single is about her ex Liam Payne, but Cole is quick to dismiss this. She says, "That’s the easiest thing for the critics to write… all the music and songs I’ve got ready were done way before we split," reports HuffingtonPost. In fact, Liam and Cheryl seem to be on cordial terms with each other since the split. Liam took to Twitter to publicly congratulate Cheryl on her new single.
He tweeted, "Congratulations @CherylOfficial on your first release in 4 years can’t wait for everyone to hear the rest."
Congratulations @CherylOfficial on your first release in 4 years can’t wait for everyone to hear the rest 🙌🏼🌹— Liam (@LiamPayne) November 9, 2018
Payne even sent in a song request when Cheryl was co-hosting the radio show with Grimshaw. Grimmy told listeners, "We are going to play Liam Payne in a second, and we’re playing Liam Payne not out of choice... well it is out of choice, but he has been on to request it via Cheryl." The singer chimed in saying, "I do love the song… but he did say, 'play my song, haha'.