Fleur East battled depression

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 December 2014
Fleur East

Fleur East

Fleur East has confessed she was going through a difficult period in her life before finding fame on the latest series of 'The X Factor' and worried she would never sing again

Fleur East struggled with depression earlier this year.

The 27-year-old singer has confessed to going through a dark period in her life, prior to finding fame on the latest series of 'The X Factor', when she feared she would never sing again.

The brunette beauty - who will compete in this weekend's final alongside Ben Haenow and Andrea Faustini - became depressed as she struggled to land gigs and resigned to sitting at home in her pyjamas.

She said: "The beginning of this year was my lowest point. I was waking up at whatever time and watching repeats of 'Friends' in my pyjamas all day, every day.

"There was nothing in my diary - no gigs, nothing going on. I was like, 'What am I going to do with my life?' I was so scared. I knew if I got a normal job, I would never sing again.

"There was no motivation in me - there wasn't even any drive to get up in the morning because what's the point? I was definitely depressed. Looking back, I'm like, 'Who was that?'"

However, Fleur soon got back on her feet after her friends and family encouraged her to audition for the ITV singing competition.

She said: "I got up, got in the gym and I had something to work towards."

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