Ashley Tisdale is learning to be ''proud'' of who she is after battling depression and anxiety for several years.
Ashley Tisdale is learning to be ''proud'' of who she is.
The 'High School Musical' star has opened up on her battle with depression and anxiety, and says that whilst she still finds it difficult to talk about sometimes, she's starting to realise that her imperfections are what make her ''beautiful''.
She said: ''It's so easy for people when someone goes, 'Does anyone have anxiety?' Everyone at the table will go, 'Yeah, I do.' If someone says, 'Do you have depression?' Nobody really wants to take about it.
''There are so many times I'm at an event or even just at a social party and I feel like I'm not good enough to be there, and I feel that a lot of us struggle with that.
''I think for the first time, I'm really proud of who I am. I think that when you struggle with those things, instead of being like 'Oh I hate that stuff,' I really accept it. I think that's what makes you beautiful, that you're not perfect.''
Ashley, 33, is using her latest album 'Stigma' to try and break down the stereotypes surrounding mental illness, and says her new music marks the first time she's been ''super vulnerable'' on record.
Speaking to People magazine, she said: ''This is the first time I'm being super vulnerable. This is me sharing my journey through anxiety and depression. I didn't know the anxiety symptoms I had in the past while touring. Before, I would freak out before going on stage. That was a panic attack. I had no idea what that was until I started reading about it.
''The reason I wanted to do this album was because I wanted to make someone at home not feel so alone in what they go through. They could look at me and go, 'We're all human. We all go through things.'''
From their newest EP 'What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way', Nothing But Thieves drop the lyric video for their single 'Take This Lonely...
The Lumineers honour their friend and hero Tom Petty with a sensational cover of his 1996 song 'Walls' from the 'She's the One' soundtrack.
Watch Olly Murs get his nerd on as he blags his way into an exclusive Snoop Dogg party (where Rowan Atkinson is the bartender) in the video for their...
From 'Happy' to 'Banana Pancakes', these are soaked in positivity.
Mariah Carey is the picture of glamour in the black and white video for her brand new single 'With You'. It's the lead single from her forthcoming...
Eminem draws attention to the negative response his 2017 album 'Revival' received in the video for his latest song 'Venom'; a song recorded for the...
With the recent release of her third, very well received album 'Hunter' just behind her, Anna had plenty of relatively new songs to showcase.