Kylie Minogue has acknowledged to being in ‘dark places’ during her early years as a worldwide pop artist, and she has revealed the advice she would offer herself now that she is older and wiser.
The Australian singer, 55, just had her highest chart success in almost a decade, with Padam Padam becoming a global hit this summer.
Over the course of her five-decade career, she has had dozens of number one hits and sold millions of records worldwide.
However, during an interview on The Graham Norton Show, she confessed that there were ‘dark periods’ in her early career when she was a youngster in the public spotlight.
‘I am asked a lot these days about what I what would say to my younger self. I get quite emotional when I think about letting her know that she is not alone.’
She continued, saying her loved ones often helped her: ‘It’s not all water off a duck’s back. I did sometimes end up in dark places, but I turned to my family.’
Despite overcoming those hard moments, Kylie adds she sometimes wonders whether it would have been more difficult to withstand them now.
‘I don’t know how different it would be if it was today with social media – it is very hard to shut yourself off from voices, critics, and your own thoughts.’
On Friday, Kylie will appear on the Graham Norton Show with actor Stephen Graham, Peep Show star David Mitchell, comedian Mawaan Rizwan, and Eurovision winner Mae Muller.
These days, the Can’t Get You Out of My Head hitmaker says she’s energised by the positive response her new songs have received from her long-time admirers.
Speaking about Padam Padam’s success, she said: ‘It is so invigorating, I’m thrilled. It is such an exciting time, it’s a kind of a “pinch me” moment. I am loving it.’
Kylie performed an emotional sell-out event at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire earlier this week.
Alison Hammond, the next Bake Off host, was in attendance, as were Rylan Clark, Michelle Visage, and Graham Norton himself.
Watch The Graham Norton Show on the BBC.