In a new excerpt from her Cosmopolitan UK September cover story, Rita Ora opens up about her issues with anxiety thanks to Zayn Malik revealing his own struggles. “I’m so glad someone has spoken out about it. I’m not scared to admit that I have had therapy,” she says. While Zayn seems to have more performance anxiety, Rita admits that her anxiety stems from thinking long term.
“I’m a very ‘in the moment’-type person, so if I have to do something there and then, I’ll be fine,” she reveals. “But if I think about it, that’s when anxious thoughts start going in. Sometimes I get nervous about recording a song in the studio. I’m like, ‘I’m not ready to record this yet.’ Or, ‘I don’t think I can do this.’ So I’m relieved to have people around me who encourage me to do well”
Read more about Rita’s anxiety here and see a new photo from the editorial below.
(Photo credits: Rita Ora Instagram account; StreetersUSA Twitter account)