Camila Cabello opened up about anxiety and OCD
Camila Cabello may be rich and famous, but the 'Havana' singer has some of the same problems you do.
The former Fifth Harmony singer has admitted she struggles with anxiety and OCD. So severe that it caused chronic headaches and she couldn't sleep.
Camila shared her struggle in honor of Mental Health Month in America. She said, quote, "My body went through what felt like multiple roller-coaster rides every day. I kept going and kept showing up, never letting people around me know how much I was really struggling.
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"But you probably felt my distance on some level. All my loved ones did."
For a while, she was too ashamed to talk about it. Quote, "I didn't want the people who thought I was strong and capable and confident . . . to find out that I felt weak."
She ended up getting professional help, which included cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, and breath work. She also had to learn self-love, self-compassion, and self-awareness.
Now she says she's the healthiest she's ever been and rarely suffers from OCD symptoms.
See even when you're an international pop star with teen heartthrob Shawn Mendes by your side you can still have problems.