Adele Opens Up For The First Time About Her Battle With Postpartum Depression

Undoubtedly one of the biggest artists in the world today, Adele has won the hearts of fans with her incredible talent and honest approach to music. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Adele once again reminded us why we love her so much when she bravely opened up about her difficult battle with postpartum depression.

For the first time the singer spoke about her journey, getting real about what it’s really like to suffer from rarely discussed condition. “I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me,” Adele told Vanity Fair.

She went on to explain how for her, the cure was simply in opening up to a close friend about what she was going through. “One day I said to a friend, ‘I f**kin’ hate this,’ and she just burst into tears and said, ‘I f**kin’ hate this, too.’ And it was done. It lifted,” the singer explained.


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Now that she has healed, Adele explained that she makes a conscious effort to allow herself time away from her family at least once a week as a way of caring for herself. “I just said, I’m going to give myself an afternoon a week, just to do whatever the f**k I want without my baby. A friend of mine said, ‘Really? Don’t you feel bad?’ I said, I do, but not as bad as I’d feel if I didn’t do it.”

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