Shakira: ‘I Needed Therapy to Deal With Fame and Success’

Sunday, March 28, 2010

ShakiraPOP superstar Shakira has revealed she needed therapy in 2001.

The singer, 33, says she felt so overwhelmed by her success, fame and her self-esteem issues, she went to she a therapist.

“It’s helped me so much with every aspect of my life, from body image to relationships,” Shakira told Britain’s Fabulous magazine.

“My therapist taught me why I behave in certain ways and not to feel so pressured. It’s incredibly liberating to spend an hour talking to someone and not caring about what you sound like.

“It’s about understanding myself. Sometimes I’ll speak to my therapist for an hour a day. It’s become part of my routine.

“I’ve become so much more comfortable with who I am and the body God has given me.

“In their 20s, women try to be somebody they’re not and try to turn themselves into something different. Now I’m in my 30s, I’m very happy with who I am.”