Earlier this year, the artist spoke about his battle with mental health.
This week, the former American Idol star Adam Lambert has admitted that he’s finally overcome his struggles.
Talking to the Daily Telegraph and reflecting on his 10 years in the music industry, the 37 year old singer, 37, said that he now feels ‘clear-headed’ after everything he’s been through
‘I know that I have gone through different chapters in that 10 years and have been in different head spaces in different parts of my own personal life,’ Adam told the publication.
He added: ‘I feel like now I am certain of what and who I am and what and who I am not.
‘I know what I am doing, this is me.’
Adam – a front cast for Queen in recent years – opened up earlier this year about his ‘dark period’ and battle with mental health.
He took to his Twitter handle at the time to talk about his plans for his music and to thank fans for their support.
‘Let me offer a most sincere thank you for your patience and continued faith in me,’ he continued ‘You’ve pushed me to keep going even when I felt discouraged. I love making and performing music, but there have been many times where I’ve had to compromise on my artistic vision, with executives making decisions based on money and not art.
He added in a part of his post: ‘Don’t get me wrong – I’m very proud of my body of work. But I’m coming out of a dark period of second-guessing my own artistry and having my mental health suffer because of it.
‘I started asking myself, “is all this hustle really worth it?” I put all my focus on my work and started to feel detached in my personal life. My self-worth was suffering. I was lonely and becoming depressed.’
He said that his friends and industry colleagues – and even touring with Queen – helped him overcome his struggles.
He then said he was releasing new music and had a new record label.
Adam – who is currently in Australia promoting his latest single, New Eyes – appeared on American Idol back in 2009, and has sold millions of records ever since.
A mental health crisis often means that you no longer feel able to cope or be in control of your situation.
You may feel great emotional distress or anxiety, cannot cope with day-to-day life or work, think about suicide or self-harm, or experience hallucinations and hearing voices.
A crisis can also be the result of an underlying medical condition, such as confusion or delusions caused by an infection, overdose, illicit drugs or intoxication with alcohol. Confusion may also be associated with dementia.
Once you are feeling one or more of this symptoms, do well to see a physician.
William Kellogg is a veteran writer who’s covered the subject of the intersection of technology, health and mental wellness for nearly two decades.