Ellie Goulding Opens Up About Having Panic Attacks in 'Flare' (Exclusive)

Ellie Goulding Opens Up About Having Panic Attacks in 'Flare' (Exclusive)

Ellie Goulding takes the cover of Flare magazine’s Summer 2016 issue, provided exclusively to JJJ!

The 29-year-old entertainer chatted about having panic attacks, hottie Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and more. Here’s what she shared…

On having panic attacks: “[I learned to cope with panic attacks] by having cognitive behavioural therapy. I was skeptical at first because I’d never had therapy, but not being able to leave the house was so debilitating. And this was when my career was really taking off. My surroundings would trigger a panic attack, so I couldn’t go to the studio unless I was lying down in the car with a pillow over my face. I used to beat myself up about it. There were a couple of times after I released Delirium when I was doing promo and thought, Oh god, it’s coming back, it’s coming back, but it didn’t. I think my body has become quite good at controlling anxiety.”

On Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “OMG, your prime minister is really hot. Oh, my days. He’s handsome and a feminist. I wish there were more leaders like him in the world. Unfortunately, there are people who are the opposite of him—like people up for the presidency.”

FYI: Ellie is wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim top, No.21 skirt and Charlotte Olympia shoes on the cover.

For more from Ellie, visit Flare.com. Ellie‘s issue of Flare is available on Texture today!

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