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The singer opens up about her "difficult" rise to fame
Ellie Goulding has opened up about suffering from panic attacks when she first became famous.
The Figure 8 star revealed that she began to experience severe anxiety in 2009 when her "music career was taking off".
Speaking to the Mail Online she explained: "I found it difficult to step outside my flat.
"Things started to get better after I saw a therapist, who told me I needed to make peace with my panic attacks. I'd been angry with my body for giving me these attacks and therefore my body had been refusing to co-operate."
Ellie, however, revealed her therapy sessions allowed her to deal with and "comfort" her anxiety. She explains: "If I feel one coming on now, I try to comfort it as I would a screaming baby."
Speaking about her female fans and their penchant for throwing their underwear on stage, the singer also joked that she could have a change of career because of it.
She explained: "Strangely it's women who throw their underwear at me when I'm performing loud. My male fans tend to be quite shy [but] my female fans are live.
"I never know what to do with all the lingerie that lands at my feet. Maybe I should open a shop."
We just hope the underwear isn't used... Anyway, Ellie's new tune Figure 8 (which incidently, is amazing) is released 16 December. Get yourself a copy and throw your underwear her way!