Frankie Bridge reveals she was grateful to stay home because she ‘doesn’t have to say yes to things’
‘I suffer from anxiety, lockdown is a relief’: Frankie Bridge reveals she’s grateful for the chance to stay home because she ‘doesn’t have to say yes to things’
Frankie Bridge discussed her social anxiety during a performance on Monday’s Loose Women and admitted that “ lockdown was a relief. ”
When she explained to her fellow panelists that she “finds it hard to say no,” the loving mother of 32 explained, “I have social anxiety, so being locked up has been a relief for me.”
She continued, “I don’t have to say yes to things I don’t want to do because the hardest thing to say is” no. “
Frank: Frankie Bridge, 32, discussed her social anxiety during a performance on Monday’s Loose Women and admitted that ‘lockdown was a relief’
However, the Saturdays star admitted she feels ‘worried’ about the UK reopening as lockdown restrictions are relaxed, explaining that she may be tempted to revert to her old ways.
She continued, “I have that little bit of fear that builds up where I was like, ‘oh god, can I stick to that?'”
Frankie also said she hopes she won’t “go back to all these things that I didn’t necessarily want to do.”
From Monday 17 May, cinemas, museums, theaters and concert halls have reopened in England, although there are still capacity limits for major events.
Honestly: The star on Saturday admitted she feels ‘worried’ about the UK reopening as lockdown restrictions are relaxed, explaining she might be tempted to return to her old ways
Pubs and restaurants can serve customers indoors, but it is only at the table.
In March, Frankie discussed her battle with mental illness when she was named the winner of the Mental Health Game Changer at Glamor’s Women Of the Year Awards 2021.
The former singer on Saturday spoke emotionally about how she overcame overwhelming thoughts of anxiety and depression to improve her mental well-being.
Frankie shared how she first revealed her mental health concerns during an earlier interview with Glamor in 2012, while humbly accepting her trophy.
Open: Frankie discussed having suicidal thoughts when she was named the winner of the Mental Health Game Changer at Glamour’s virtual Women Of the Year Awards 2021 in March
Frankie was seen rocking a deep tulle dress in a muted shade of pink as she gave her candid acceptance speech: ‘I always say I was someone who was born fearful.
Growing up in the public eye, I realized I didn’t have much control over my own life, and it got to a point where I felt like I was getting into work and that I was ‘Frankie from The Saturdays,’ instead of just Frankie.
‘I got the feeling that I didn’t want to be around anymore, I didn’t want to live my life anymore. I couldn’t cope with normal everyday life without crying.
‘I found myself wanting to spend all my time in bed and hide. It was then that I realized that maybe my depression and anxiety had taken over instead of me being in control. ‘
The singer on Saturday previously revealed that she hit rock bottom in 2011 while filming the band’s melancholic song, My Heart Takes Over.
She was admitted to a psychiatric ward that same year after a nervous breakdown.
The star has previously revealed that she has been suffering from depression since she was 15.
Brave: The singer spoke openly about her mental health struggles at the height of her fame with The Saturdays (photo 2011)