Olivia Rodrigo gets real about the toll that fame takes on her mental health

Olivia Rodrigo gets real about the toll that fame takes on her mental health

The singer became an international pop sensation after dropping her debut single "Drivers License". 

Olivia Rodrigo is opening up about how her newfound stardom has impacted her life. In a new interview with Vogue Singapore, the 18-year-old singer candidly spoke about how she navigates fame and the toll it sometimes takes on her mental health. 

"I'm taking it one step at a time. It can be really tough on your mental health, though", she said. "I'm grateful for the people who like me for me, and keep me separated from all the noise and tabloids or what people are saying about me on social media. That's always been a top priority."

"It's funny how recognition changes everything and also changes nothing in your life", Rodrigo continued. "The problems I was having a year ago are still the problems I'm having now, and things that brought me joy a year ago are still the things that bring me joy now. It's just another aspect of life that you need to learn how to deal with, but it doesn't change who you are as a person."

The songstress, who dropped her chart-topping debut album Sour earlier this year, added that she was surprised to see "who was genuinely supportive of me and who wasn't" after she became a pop superstar.

"Sometimes when you have a lot of success really quickly, it can scare people and make people feel different. That was an interesting thing to learn. I'm figuring it all out", she explained.

Fortunately, Rodrigo has received support from well-established stars like Taylor Swift, who gave her advice on how to navigate her newfound stardom. "She wrote me a letter a while ago, and she wrote something about how you make your own luck in the world, and how you treat people always comes back to you", Rodrigo said of Swift during an interview with Variety in August. 

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