Niall Horan reveals his mental health struggles after Australian tour announcement: ‘I was convincing myself that maybe I wasn’t so anxious’
Niall Horan is known as the fun-loving former member of One Direction.
But the Irish musician is candid about his struggle with anxiety and that he has to take it into account in his daily life.
The This Town hitmaker said he doesn’t have a generalized anxiety disorder, but has come to accept that it’s an emotion he feels, so he decided to channel those feelings onto his new album The Show.
“I was maybe convincing myself that I wasn’t so anxious or whatever,” he said The Sunday Telegraph.
“I think we are going through relatively different things. So it felt like the right time to do some songs like that. The only good thing about the pandemic is how thought-provoking it was, good and bad.
Niall Horan (pictured) has talked about his struggle with anxiety and how he has to deal with it in his daily life
“That’s good writing material and it was the only time I’ve really been able to sit still for a second and think about what has been crazy for 10 years in that time.”
Even though he experiences lows, the Slow Hands singer said he is an “optimistic dude” and that even in the “s**t times,” he always tries to see the silver lining.
This is because Niall recently announced his tour The Show, with which he will play in several states in Australia next year.
He will take the stage at Brisbane Entertainment Center on April 28, Qudos Bank Arena Sydney on May 1 and Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on May 3.
Niall then heads back to Melbourne for a second date on May 4 after selling out his first night in the city.
Niall Horan is known as the fun-loving former member of One Direction (pictured with the band in 2013)
This is because Niall recently announced his tour The Show, with which he will play in several states in Australia next year
It has been an important year for the solo artist. After his first stint as a judge on The Voice US, his contestant Gina Miles won the show.
Speak against PeopleNiall said he was so proud of Gina and said she is “beyond gifted.”
“Can you imagine being 19 and winning the biggest TV show in the country? I am so proud of this girl. I’ve always had a deep feeling,” he said.
“This girl is beyond gifted. There’s a tone to it that, as I’ve always said, is unmistakable and you know it’s a Gina Miles song when you hear it – it will be later on.’
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It has been an important year for the solo artist. After his first stint as a judge on The Voice US, his contestant Gina Miles won the show (both pictured)