Back in March of 2017, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom broke up. Katy Perry suggested not only that she was in a bad place but felt fully out of control for the first time.
She says that at that point, for the first time, she sensed both her life and career falling off course . . .
Quote, "I lost my smile. I don't know if my smile was ever fully, like, authentically mine, but I was riding on the high of a smile for a long time. Which was the validation, love, and admiration from the outside world, and then that shifted."
She says it was a "seismic" shift for her, and that it had broken her in half. The validation from her music wasn't giving her a high anymore, and she just crashed. But it was a "necessary brokenness."
Katy credits one thing with bringing her back . . . quote, "Gratitude is probably the thing that saved my life, because if I did not find that, I'd have wallowed in my own sadness and probably just jumped. But I found the ways to be grateful."
Of course, she and Orlando have since reconciled, and are now expecting a baby.
(The interview was on a Canadian radio show. There’s video, here. Skip to the 7:40 mark. The gratitude part is at 11:52.)