Pop icon Kylie Minogue has candidly revealed her struggles with fame and the toll it took on her mental health. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone UK for their October/November 2023 issue, the “Spinning Around” hitmaker opened up about her decision to step away from the limelight and prioritize her well-being.
The Impact of Fame:
Kylie Minogue, the 55-year-old music sensation, acknowledged that her immense popularity had adverse effects on her overall well-being. She disclosed that her choice to lead a more private life was a response to protect both herself and her family from the relentless public scrutiny. Despite her prominent status in the music industry, she emphasized that fame came at a price, and she made significant sacrifices to safeguard her mental health.
In her own words, Kylie stated, “What I think is great for a lot of people now is that there’s a discussion about mental health and the toll [fame] can take on people, I had that, I lived that.” She further explained that her decision to remain private was not a mere choice but rather a reaction driven by the need to shield herself and her loved ones from the challenges of life in the public eye.
Prioritizing Mental Health:
Kylie Minogue shared insights into how she effectively balances her demanding career with her mental health needs. She admitted that maintaining mental well-being required effort and sacrifices. She described her ability to transition from a hectic schedule to moments of recalibration as crucial to her overall happiness.
Addressing self-esteem issues, Kylie noted, “Every artist that’s ever existed was also riddled with insecurity and self-doubt and all of that stuff. But I feel like now it’s okay.” She revealed that creating music served as a therapeutic outlet for her emotions, likening it to a conversation with a close friend. She expressed her preference for infusing her music with poetry, choosing subtlety over outright disclosure.
Despite her hiatus from the public eye, Kylie Minogue is gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated new album, “Tension,” and is preparing for a Las Vegas residency. In a nod to her iconic ’90s image, she graces the cover of the magazine with her signature red hair.
Kylie’s illustrious music career spans over five decades, beginning with her breakthrough role as tomboy auto-mechanic Charlene Robinson on the soap opera Neighbours from 1986 to 1988.
Kylie Minogue’s candid revelations about her mental health journey and her decision to step away from the limelight shed light on the challenges faced by celebrities in the public eye. Her openness about prioritizing mental well-being serves as a testament to the growing awareness surrounding mental health issues in the entertainment industry.