5SOS’ Michael Clifford Opens Up About Mental Health Issues
During last night's (August 19) stop on 5SOS' current Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour, Clifford openly admitted to struggling with his mental health, noting that he took advantage of the band's short break in between tour stops to address his problems professionally. He said, “I was fixing some problems with my mental health… I just saw a therapist real quick on the break we had."
Although Clifford didn’t expound much on his personal struggle, he's not obligated to do so. Admitting to his own struggles publicly is a huge step in sparking a much-needed conversation about mental health in general. Fans quickly demonstrated the power of their social media pull combined with their dedication when they had #WeLoveYouMichael trending on Twitter moments after the video picked up steam. They echoed sentiments of encouragement and appreciation online, with many users noting that Clifford's admission led them to opening up about their own problems.
You can check out some fan tweets below.
Following the release of a music video for lead single "She's Kinda Hot," 5 Seconds of Summer are currently gearing up to drop their sophomore studio album Sounds Good Feels Good. The band unveiled both the album's artwork and its October 23 release date in one fell swoop last week.
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