Katy Perry reveals how she stays 'normal' in Hollywood

25 August 2016 / 1 month 4 weeks ago

Katy Perry says she relies on therapy to help her "stay normal" in the spotlight.

The 31-year-old singer admitted it can be quite easy to get overwhelmed in the music industry so she makes sure to take care of her mental health by talking to a therapist regularly.

She said: "I go to therapy, I don't get excessive on the substance, I've kind of learned that dance... it's difficult in this industry. You're holding on for dear life and you feel like you're riding a rocket, and now I'm kind of not holding on for dear life. I've learned how to ride it, and I'm surfing and feeling good!

"I drive myself everywhere, I'm pretty normal."

Meanwhile, Katy is back in the studio after almost a three-year break from music and although her relationship with Orlando Bloom, 39, is flourishing, the star admitted she has trouble writing "super sexy songs". 

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Speaking on Elvis Duran's radio show, she explained: "You know it's funny, I think I have a really hard time writing super sexy songs. The other day I was like, 'I'm going to write a song about sex!' I did it, and I think it's really great, because I still have sex and I like to write about all my life experiences! But I think I was put on this earth to life people up and elevate people and do that through my messages, quite frankly.

"For me, it takes a bit of time to [to write] because I have to have those experiences and then write about them. Or I have to digest whatever I'm seeing or perceiving and recycle it and kind of give my perspective on it.

"I'm working with a lot of unexpected writers and producers and maybe people that you wouldn't expect to pair me with. That's bringing out a lot of different things sonically, but that's kind of always been my vibe. Even when I was working with some of the regular producers, I'd always push them to play me a beat that was reserved for Three 6 Mafia or something, and I'd be like, 'No, no, no I know exactly how to write a lyric over that!'" 

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