Singer Ellie Goulding says she was addicted to exercise, which took over her life.
“I don’t know whether it was a survival thing, because touring was so tiring, so hard, really taxing on your body and your mental health. I felt as though it was a survival instinct to be working out all the time, making sure I was super fit, super healthy and tried to counteract having drinks on tour and perhaps not eating very well,” she added.
Last year, Goulding shared that she nearly quit music after 10 years of touring left her with anxiety.
She took a four-year hiatus after her 2015 album but Caspar, 28, helped her “rediscover” her passion and create a healthy relationship with exercise.
The singer said she saw “touring as real life” but felt really “inspired by Caspar’s amazing willpower and determination”.