MUMBAI: Singer-songwriter Halsey, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 17, revealed that music hasn’t just given her a career, but also a way to find stability with her disorder.
The 24-year-old singer, who is gracing the cover of the October issue of Cosmopolitan, opened up about how music helped her manage her energy and focus it into the right direction, reported People.
“I have bipolar disorder, and I get bored of s– really quickly. Music is this thing that I get to focus all my chaotic energy into, and it’s not a void that doesn’t love me back,” the singer said.
“It’s been the only place I can direct all that and have something to show for it that tells me, ‘Hey, you’re not that bad’. If my brain is a bunch of broken glass, I get to make it into a mosaic,” she added.
Halsey, born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, was diagnosed with the disorder at the age of 17. Bipolar disorder is associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.