Belfast Telegraph

Ellie Goulding: Don’t mess with me, I’m tough

Singer Ellie Goulding “can’t stand any injustice” and she is happy to report her severe panic attacks are no longer a problem.

Singer Ellie Goulding has warned haters not to mess with her, as she is one “tough bird”.

The 28-year-old Lights hitmaker has been the victim of intense media scrutiny in the past.

But Internet trolls and all types of others who make bullying a priority better watch their step when Ellie’s around.

“I’m a tough bird,” she laughed to UK newspaper The Sun. “Don’t mess with me. I am a fighter — like a boxer.

“I can’t stand any injustice. I was like that at school if anyone was being bullied.

“I won’t put up with haters. I had them at the beginning of my career but look, I’m still here.

“I suppose I was foolish in listening to what people said about me because it’s not clever. But now nothing bothers me or gets to me.”

Ellie revealed a few years back she suffered from severe panic attacks, which forced her to take medication Diazepam for a brief period.

But she is happy to report intense anxiety episodes are behind her.

“I don’t have panic attacks any more, I haven’t had them for ages,” Ellie said. “It’s taken all these years to get to the me I am now. This is how I should be.

“I feel I am me now and I was probably like this before I started out. But it takes a record deal, winning the BBC Sound of thingy and the Brit Award and all that followed. I’m not surprised I was messed up.

“Now I think about it, it’s too much for a human to take on. It was too much for the brain.

“Don’t get me wrong, everything happened for a reason and I wouldn’t be here now if I hadn’t done the things that I’ve done. But I am glad I got that out of the way.”

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