Halsey Says She’s Been ‘Committed Twice’ for Mental Health Issues Since Becoming Famous
Halsey revealed she's been committed twice in the last five years since becoming famous, telling Rolling Stone the public has no idea about the extent of her struggles with mental health issues.
“I’ve been committed twice since [I became] Halsey, and no one’s known about it," she admitted. “But I’m not ashamed of talking about it now. It’s been my choice. I’ve said to [my manager], ‘Hey, I’m not going to do anything bad right now but I’m getting to the point where I’m scared that I might, so I need to go figure this out.’
"It’s still happening in my body. I just know when to get in front of it," Halsey added.
In magazine's new July "Hot Issue" cover, in which she bares an au naturel look complete with her natural curls and unshaven armpits, the "Without Me” singer also speaks candidly about everything from having a baby to being sexually assaulted, as well as new details about her upcoming new album.
Halsey unveiled there was a point in her life when she thought endometriosis would keep her from having kids, so when doctors told her she'd be able to get pregnant, she was ready to drop everything to have a child.
“I was like, ‘Wait, what did you just say? Did you just say I can have kids?’ It was like the reverse of finding out you have a terminal illness," the 24-year-old said. "I called my mom, crying. Never mind. I don’t need to put out a third album. I’m just going to have a baby.”
Elsewhere in the interview, she opened up about being sexually abused and how she refuses to be labeled "a rape survivor." She explained, “Then I’m not ‘Grammy-nominated pop star,’ then I’m ‘rape survivor.’ Uhuh, no. Uh-uh, absolutely not. I have worked way too f---ing hard to be quantified or categorized by something like that.”
“Here’s what’s f---ed up to me," she said. "A young man seeks success and power so that he can use it to control people, and a young woman seeks success and power so that she no longer has to worry about being controlled. It’s an illusion, a f---ing lie. There is no amount of success or notoriety that makes you safe when you’re a woman. None.”
As for what fans can expect from her highly-anticipated third studio album, Halsey said her new music has samplings of “hip-hop, rock country… f---ing everything because it’s so manic. It’s sooooo manic. It’s literally just, like, whatever the f--- I felt like making; there was no reason I couldn’t make it.”