'I feel so much more in control of it now': Camila Cabello reveals her struggles with OCD
She is at the peak of her career and her 'Never Be the Same' music tour is already a success, and yet for singer Camila Cabello the struggles of living with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) are more than real.
"OCD is weird. I laugh about it now," says the 21-year-old American-Cuban singer, who most recently graced the covers of Cosmopolitan UK for the magazine's latest issue. And in the accompanying interview, the Havana hitmaker unabashedly opened up about battling the mental disorder on a day to day basis.
"Everybody has different ways of handling stress. And, for me, if I get really stressed thinking about something, I'll start to have the same thought over and over again, and no matter how many times I get to the resolution, I feel like something bad is about to happen if I don't keep thinking about it," the former Fifth Harmony member explained.
"I didn't know what it was and when I found out, and [learned] how to step back from it, it made me feel so much better. I feel so much more in control of it now. To the point where I'm just like, 'Aha! OK, this is just my OCD.' I'll ask my mom a question for the fourth time, and she'll be like, 'That's OCD. You've got to let it go,'" she added, as quoted by E! Online.
Since her departure from the once-successful girl band, that currently is on an indefinite hiatus mode, Cabello has made quite a name for herself. And if rumors are to be believed, she will soon be joining pop queen Taylor Swift on her Reputation world tour.
Indeed, this news is just enough to send music lovers into a frenzy. Besides expecting a T-Swift loyalty, however, fans might as well prepare themselves for some juicy tidbits as the two are complete gossip junkies, in Cabello's own words.
"I love her. We just talk about boys," the Bad Things singer says about Swift, adding, "She loves love, and we love talking about it. It's fun to just vent and talk and dream."