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Michael Clifford: I've had therapy

Published 20/08/2015

Michael Clifford
Michael Clifford

Michael Clifford has been using his break from tour to speak to a therapist about his mental health issues.

The singer and his bandmates Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin are in the midst of their Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour, last night hitting Michigan.

While introducing one of their songs, Michael took the opportunity to tell fans about some struggles he's been facing.

“I was fixing some problems with my mental health… I just saw a therapist real quick on the break we had," he revealed to the crowd, before adding: "Anyway, I'm going to shut up now... We're going to play another song, is that OK?"

Prior to last night's show, 5 Seconds of Summer hadn't played a concert since Texas on August 8, giving Michael some time to focus on his needs.

A clip of his speech was posted on Twitter by a superfan and the news quickly spread across the social networking site, getting the hashtag #WeLoveYouMichael trending.

Fans have been supporting the star and thanking him for being so open about mental health.

"i can't even talk to my mom about my mental health issues and michael is brave enough to tell all of us. my idol. #WeLoveYouMichael (sic)," one Twitter user wrote.

Michael hasn't responded to any of the tweets yet, but did post about the show.

"Detroit rock city went hard. loved tonight (sic)," he commented.

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