Paloma Faith has revealed how she had suicidal thoughts while struggling with jet lag on tour.
The 39-year-old singer flew Down Under to Sydney for a run on the road in 2009, and she was left ‘disorientated and mentally unstable’ before pulling the plug on the lives shows.
According to The Sun, she said in upcoming BBC Two documentary Paloma Faith: As I Am: ‘I’ve had really bad experiences coming to Australia.
‘The first time I ever experienced jet lag, I got a bit disoriented and mentally unstable and had to cancel the tour. I contemplated suicide.’
Paloma still returned to Australian six years later, although she was taken to hospital with exhaustion after the long haul flight.
At the time, she wrote on Twitter: ‘I don’t think all the flying is very good for the body.’
Last month, Paloma gave birth to her second daughter with partner Leyman Lahcine.
Paloma has documented every stage of her pregnancy with her regular ‘pregnancy diary’ updates on Instagram and she confirmed she was no longer pregnant and had given birth to the couple’s ‘new little cherub’ after an exhausting birthing experience.
The Only Love Can Hurt Like This hitmaker shared with her followers that her nipples are like ‘baby piranha that wants to kill me’, as she admitted she’s not sure whether she can face breastfeeding the newborn like she did with her first born.
Alongside a black and white photograph of her baby daughter’s feet and a snap of her in the hospital bed, she wrote: ‘It’s been about 30 hours and already I’m Exhausted, sore and my nipples are on fire with a baby piranha that wants to kill me
‘On them every few hours but I am of course elated! This baby couldn’t be more loved or wanted if she tried (yes I have two gals).
‘I’m now going through the constant worry of bottle vs breast, last time I breast fed exclusively and I think it was too hard! I don’t know if I wana put myself through that this time….. but I’m Trying anyway. (sic)’
And the Upside Down singer previously admitted to feeling so much anxiety about the world around her that she refused to go outside until her baby was born.
She said: ‘My anxiety is through the roof … Some people I knew approached me in the park yesterday as I was taking my little one for a walk for some exercise and I felt like I was going to break down into tears begging them not to come near as I scrambled to put both our masks on.
‘They were so kind and empathetic and kept away but I vowed that would be the last time I step outside my house again until the baby is born.’