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Ellie Goulding opens up on her exercise ‘addiction’

The singer said she was skipping the studio and going to the gym.

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Ellie Goulding has opened up on her ‘addiction’ to exercise and said at one point working out was taking priority over recording music (Ian West/PA)

Ellie Goulding has opened up on her ‘addiction’ to exercise and said at one point working out was taking priority over recording music (Ian West/PA)

Ellie Goulding has opened up on her ‘addiction’ to exercise and said at one point working out was taking priority over recording music (Ian West/PA)

Ellie Goulding has opened up on her “addiction” to exercise and said at one point working out was taking priority over recording music.

The singer, 33, said she used to go the gym every day to offset the negative effects of being on tour.

She told The Sun it was an “addiction” and said: “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.

“When you go to the gym or you work out, you release so many endorphins. It’s such a good feeling that you just want to have that feeling over and over again.

“But when it got to the point where I was skipping the studio and skipping writing sessions to go to the gym, that was when it just  wasn’t worth it.”

Goulding, who released her debut album Lights a decade ago, is back with new music, the single Worry About Me, featuring US singer Blackbear.

The track will feature on her upcoming album, set for release on June 5. It will be her first since 2015’s Delirium.

Goulding married art dealer Caspar Jopling last year.

PA