Alesha Dixon's mental health struggles
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 August 2021
Alesha Dixon was left in tears as she struggled with her mental health during filming for 'The Greatest Dancer' when she was eight months pregnant
Alesha Dixon was left in tears as she struggled with her mental health during 'The Greatest Dancer' filming.
The singer and television personality recalled how she worked right through her pregnancy, admitting it was very "overwhelming" as she struggled with her own emotions as well as having to juggle work and being a full time mum too.
She said: "I was filming The Greatest Dancer in high heels right up until I was eight months pregnant. I was working hard and looking after another child at the same time. It was overwhelming and I would have moments when I felt really down and was really struggling but didn’t really know why. I think a lot of women can relate to locking themselves in the bathroom and having a little cry."
Alesha admits it can be "really confusing" being pregnant because she felt so many emotions all at once.
She added: "It can be really confusing being pregnant, because on the one hand you are joyful, excited and happy to be having a baby, but then your hormones and your emotions are saying the opposite. It's like you don’t have control of your emotions and feelings, which can be scary.
"Your emotions get the better of you but then you have to dust yourself off, put on a smile and get on with your day pretending that everything is OK. It can be hard. It is something that only women in that situation will really understand."
The 42-year-old star wants to end the stigma surrounding mental health.
She told The Sun: "There is so much talk about regarding mental health at the moment and so many people are being transparent about what they are going through, it just felt like the perfect time to put out this song. We need to end the stigma because we are all connected to mental health issues and we can all relate. Mental health battles can be small day-to-day battles, it isn’t always huge things like depression."
Alesha is a mum to Azura, seven, and Anaya, two, who she shares with husband Azuka Ononye.