Frankie Bridge has been talking about her mental health struggles.
The former singer was talking during an Instagram live video with PrettyLittleThing for Mental Health Awareness week, when she revealed she did not get to enjoy The Saturday’s successes because of her anxieties as she hit ‘rock bottom’.
Talking to Nat O’Leary Frankie admitted that she ‘came out of the womb anxious’ and struggled to cope during her time in the band.
‘I want people to know that I loved being in The Saturdays. Now, if you said to me “do you want to be in The Saturdays again”, I would one hundred per cent say yes, so it was not all horrible.
She then continued to say:
‘I didn’t get to appreciate it as much as I could have.’
Bridge then said that she struggled with the pressures of being in the band between the ages of 17 and 24, eventually took their toll.
She then said:
‘I went through a lot personally and publicly with the band and I just couldn’t cope with everyday life anymore.
‘That is when I reached my rock bottom. I was crying every day, I wasn’t eating anymore because I was running on adrenaline and I realised I had become two people.
‘I was Frankie from The Saturdays and I was Frankie, and those two people were not one anymore and that is when I realised something is not right here.’
It must have been so hard for Frankie to have been feeling so bad and in the public eye at the same time.
It’s also so lovely for her to be so open about her feelings, it’s going to help so many people.
Well done Frankie.