Frankie, who joined pop group S Membership Juniors on the age of 12, mentioned her battle with psychological sickness as she was named the winner of the Psychological Well being Recreation Changer award at Glamour’s Girls of the Yr Awards 2021 on Thursday.
Accepting the award on the ceremony, hosted by comic Katherine Ryan, Frankie, 32, thanked Glamour for assuring her she helps individuals “simply by having sincere and open conversations”.
“As I grew up within the public eye, I realised that I did not have a lot management over my very own life, and it obtained to a degree the place I felt like I used to be coming into work and I used to be being ‘Frankie from The Saturdays’ moderately than simply Frankie,” mentioned the singer.
“I all the time say that I used to be somebody who was born anxious. I began feeling that I did not wish to be round anymore, I didn’t wish to dwell my life anymore. I wasn’t in a position to deal with day-to-day regular life with out crying.
“I discovered I needed to spend all my time in mattress and conceal away. That was once I realised that possibly my melancholy and nervousness had taken over me moderately than me having management over it.”
The Saturdays star first opened up about her struggles in an interview with Glamour journal after she was admitted to a psychiatric ward after affected by a psychological breakdown in 2011.
Revealing individuals nonetheless come as much as her to speak concerning the interview, she added: “The truth that individuals nonetheless come up and inform me about that one interview in Glamour journal simply means a lot to me.”