But now, the 49-year-old appears to have firmly emerged on the other side, with a new album – Golden, in tow.
She is now sharing with her fans her mental health struggles, and how she copes. Speaking to UK publication Attitude, she says there’s one trick she uses to help her anxiety that she learnt from her grandmother .
“My 98-year-old grandma said years ago: ‘What you need to is lie flat, and you put your arms up and you just lie like that for 10 minutes,'” she said.
Minogue says that on days when she’s filming videos she’ll take a 10 minute break at lunch.
“I’ll go, ‘Right, phone off, dim the lights,’ and try and just be still.”
She describes her anxiety as having a lot of “voices in [her] head.”
“There are a lot of voices in my head. I guess part of that is our brains, they’re problem solvers, tick tick tick tick tick…” she explains.
“There’s enough discussion in my head. I probably would benefit from [counsellling] but I don’t really like it… [When I’m feeling anxious] I put the kettle on and make a cup of tea…
“They say that the fast track to happiness is gratitude and it’s true, just think that thought.”
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This isn’t the first time the singer has spoken about her mental health.