Adele opens up about postpartum depression

Adele admits she had a tough emotional time after becoming a mother.

The singer – who has a four-year-old son with Simon Konecki – revealed the way she felt due to post-natal depression and says it can come in “many different forms.”

She told Vanity Fair: “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 …You’re constantly trying to make up for stuff when you’re a mom.”

The 28-year-old star isn’t necessarily immune to ongoing depression, as it can easily come and go at any given time. She also opened up about the origins of her depression and often relies on therapy to help her cope.

She continued: “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.”

Meanwhile, the artist had previously acknowledged that her smoking habit had gradually affected her voice.

“The people with the best voices, they always smoke. I’ve given up smoking and I’m convinced that’s made my voice weaker.

Bruno [Mars] smokes like an old woman. My make-up artist will stink after having a fag. I had never noticed it before.”

In fact, Adele had to undergo surgery in 2011 after suffering a hemorrhage on her vocal cords: “I had laser surgery. [They] put lasers down your throat, cut off the polyp, and kind of laser your haemorrhage back together and fix it. If I decide to go on a 200-date world tour, it would happen again.”

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