Badshah admits he suffered from depression, anxiety

Singer-musician Badshah talked about his mental health journey on a recent episode of Shilpa Shetty’s show Shape of You. The Jugnu singer shared that keeping up with mental health is a priority for him, considering that he faces a lot of pressure in his everyday life.

Badshah said, “Mental fitness is my priority in life. Mental peace is a luxury for me because of the pressure that we face every day. I have been through the darkest times when it comes to my mental health. I have been through clinical depression, I have been through severe anxiety disorder so I know that I can’t go there again. And to not go there again, you have to be selfish in a good way.”

He elaborated, “You have to live with people who make you happy. You have to learn to say no, you have to learn to say yes. You have to be happy. We live under lots of pressure, we have created a lot of chaos in our life and then we complain that we are not mentally fit. You have to organise, you have to keep your loved ones near you and that’s it.”

Badshah also spoke about his physical health and said that the journey to lose weight begun because he works in a profession where he needs to perform on stage for two hours at a time.  “It’s more about being healthy. There were a few important reasons for me to lose weight. My job requires me to perform on stage for at least 120 minutes, I have to be active, that is a reason.”