Camila Cabello has opened up about living with anxiety.
The "Senorita" singer who is reportedly dating Canadian heartthrob Shawn Mendes has taken to Instagram to let fans in on her everyday battle.
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While currently working on brand new music, the former Fifth Harmony member revealed it wasn't so easy in the past to even perform in front of her parents!
Camila shared on social media: "I remember growing up hearing stories of the singers I loved, all the stories sounded the same, kids who would grow up performing for their families and putting on talent shows for their parents when they were little who grew up to be dazzling to me. I was the opposite, I never ever sang in front of my parents or friends and would get flustered when they would ask me to, I sang in my room when my parents left for Walmart and cried when one day I saw them filming me through the crack of the door, I got teary eyed when people sang happy birthday to me because people looking at me actually made me overwhelmed. I was generally incredibly nervous and socially anxious when I was little; and people always have this look of disbelief when I tell them that."
In her follow up post, the 22-year-old pop singer advised others who may be dealing with anxiety to be whomever they wish to be and to try and step outside of their comfort zones.
"I’m telling you. I went from never wanting to sing in front of my family to being addicted to performing, from being too anxious to hang out with new people to... still being a little anxious but having THE BEST time and making irreplaceable memories. The essence of me is the same, but i’ve changed so much as a person. You choose who you’re going to be. Force yourself to do what you’re afraid of, always- and go after what you want and who you want to be, because you’re worth that. You’re worth the fight. It’s the most worthwhile one there is. Love you ❤️ " said the "Havana" singer.
Since sharing the emotional message, fans and admirers alike have sent on all their love including many thank you messages for being so honest and open.
We love you, Camila!
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