5 Seconds of Summer frontman Luke Hemmings reveals his mental health struggles


5 Seconds of Summer frontman Luke Hemmings reveals his mental health struggles and how he would ‘starve’ himself’ till he was ‘skin and bones’

Luke Hemmings has revealed his fame at a young age had led to mental health struggles. 

The 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) frontmant, 25, admits that he’s had to work through issues which arose in recent years.    

‘You’re at such an awkward stage when you’re that age and it’s hard to navigate that when you’ve got a lot of eyes on you,’ he told The Courier Mail on Friday. 

Open: 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) frontman Luke Hemmings (pictured) has revealed his fame at a young age had led to mental health struggles. ‘I’m trying to understand if all those (thoughts) were always there, were they brought on by this sort of journey that I’ve had or just exacerbated by it,’ he told The Courier Mail on Friday

‘And I’m trying to understand if all those (thoughts) were always there, were they brought on by this sort of journey that I’ve had or just exacerbated by it.

‘I love being in the band, I love being that person and it’s such a beautiful and ridiculous adventure but that has an affect mentally, good and bad, just from being the age we were.’

The young star has a new solo album out this week called When Facing The Things We Turn Away From. 

Honest: The young star has a new solo album out this week called When Facing The Things We Turn Away From. On one song, Diamonds, he reveals his confession that he'd: 'Starve myself 'til I'm skin and bones'. Pictured on stage

Honest: The young star has a new solo album out this week called When Facing The Things We Turn Away From. On one song, Diamonds, he reveals his confession that he’d: ‘Starve myself ’til I’m skin and bones’. Pictured on stage

On one song, Diamonds, he reveals his confession that he’d: ‘Starve myself ’til I’m skin and bones’.

Luke revealed his decision to release music independently happened almost by mistake.

‘I started writing songs on my own and trying to push myself in that way, and then I stumbled into it being a separate project,’ he told Rollacoaster.

Going solo: Success story: 5SOS (pictured) formed in western Sydney in 2011. They have produced hits including Want You Back, Lie to Me and Youngblood. Ashton Irwin (second from left) was the first 5SOS member to release a solo album

Going solo: Success story: 5SOS (pictured) formed in western Sydney in 2011. They have produced hits including Want You Back, Lie to Me and Youngblood. Ashton Irwin (second from left) was the first 5SOS member to release a solo album

‘I think at the start of writing it was less intense topics, and then once I broke the seal I was more comfortable writing about harder things, and going through family history,’ he explained. 

‘The whole album basically revolves around trying to decipher the last ten years and all the things that are put on the back burner,’ he said.   

‘I’m sure a lot of people can relate to that, not even from a touring standpoint, but I feel like everyone had to take stock of their lives and be like, “Am I happy doing this?”  

‘I’ve been in the band since I was 15, and then we toured a lot in the last 10 years, so I hadn’t been in the same city for this long since I was 15,’ he continued.

She said yes! Luke's solo album comes after the ARIA Award-winning singer recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Sierra Deaton (right)

She said yes! Luke’s solo album comes after the ARIA Award-winning singer recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Sierra Deaton (right) 

‘It was definitely a forced stillness and I think the only way for me to figure out all of what happened was to write music. That’s kind of my love language.’ 

Luke’s solo album comes after the ARIA Award-winning musician recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Sierra Deaton.  

Meanwhile, he’s not the first member of the band to go solo, as drummer Ashton Irwin released his LP Superbloom in October.     

Anyone needing support with eating disorders or body image issues is encouraged to contact:  Butterfly National Helpline on 1800 33 4673 (1800 ED HOPE)

For confidential support call the Lifeline 24-hour crisis support on: 13 11 14

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Feels: Luke revealed his decision to release music independently happened almost by mistake. 'I started writing songs on my own and trying to push myself in that way, and then I stumbled into it being a separate project,' he told Rollacoaster

Feels: Luke revealed his decision to release music independently happened almost by mistake. ‘I started writing songs on my own and trying to push myself in that way, and then I stumbled into it being a separate project,’ he told Rollacoaster

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