Camila Cabello’s Struggle With OCD and Anxiety

Camila Cabello just released a new song alongside Pitbull and J Balvin, which will be on the Fate of the Furious new movie in just a couple of weeks. Now the songstress is on the April cover of Latina magazine where she opens up about coping with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and anxiety.

Cabello explains that everything started to fall apart late 2015 and the beginning of 2016. “ I had terrible OCD, and it was just totally out of control,” she says to Latina. “I would wake up with a super-accelerated heartbeat and really negative, intrusive, compulsive thoughts. I was so inside my head, and I didn’t know what was happening.”

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It was something that was consuming her career and her life, so she had to teach herself about the importance of self-care. “I totally understand now, being in it, why there shouldn’t be such a stigma on mental illness, because it’s a pretty common thing for people,” she said. “But, you can get help. If you’re dedicated to making it better, you can—because I’m in a much better place now. I started reading books about it and it really helped a lot when I understood [the illness], and that [the thoughts I was having] weren’t real. Sometimes you have to remind yourself to slow down and take care of yourself.”