Ellie Goulding reveals she almost quit music due to anxiety battle

Ellie Goulding has revealed she nearly quit music for good after 10 years of touring left her with crippling anxiety. 

The singer, 32, appeared on This Morning on Wednesday and explained how it was her fiancé, Caspar Jopling, 26, who helped her ‘rediscover’ her passion. 

Ellie, who took a four-year hiatus after her 2015 album, said: ‘It was ten years of non-stop touring and it got to a point a few years ago where I really had to go away from it all. 

Hiatus: Ellie Goulding has revealed she nearly quit music for good after 10 years of touring left her with crippling anxiety during her appearance on This Morning on Wednesday

Hiatus: Ellie Goulding has revealed she nearly quit music for good after 10 years of touring left her with crippling anxiety during her appearance on This Morning on Wednesday

Hiatus: Ellie Goulding has revealed she nearly quit music for good after 10 years of touring left her with crippling anxiety during her appearance on This Morning on Wednesday 

‘I thought for a second, “Maybe I can just quietly go away”, but I rediscovered my joy for song writing… I have been rejuvenated.’

Asked by host Phillip Schofield if she genuinely would have thrown in the towel, Ellie continued: ‘I thought about it. After ten years, everything that’s happened. 

‘It was just before I met my fiancé so I really thought, “Maybe I will just go away and hide a little bit” … I think I just needed a second to breathe.’

Inspired: The singer, 32, appeared on This Morning on Wednesday and explained how it was her fiancé, Caspar Jopling, who helped her 'rediscover' her passion (pictured on Friday)

Inspired: The singer, 32, appeared on This Morning on Wednesday and explained how it was her fiancé, Caspar Jopling, who helped her 'rediscover' her passion (pictured on Friday)

Inspired: The singer, 32, appeared on This Morning on Wednesday and explained how it was her fiancé, Caspar Jopling, who helped her ‘rediscover’ her passion (pictured on Friday)

She then went into more detail about the stresses of being in the fame game and how she is in a better place today.

“At the beginning it was all very new and exciting and it was a new world. 

‘I think it’s a combination of things [that take their toll]. Self confidence, you can often lose that in yourself. The touring, the travel, is just really tiring. It can really take a toll on your head and it’s lonely… It was just me out there and it was a lot to take on by myself. 

Break: Ellie, who took a four-year hiatus after her 2015 album, said: 'It was ten years of non-stop touring and it got to a point a few years ago where I really had to go away from it all'

Break: Ellie, who took a four-year hiatus after her 2015 album, said: 'It was ten years of non-stop touring and it got to a point a few years ago where I really had to go away from it all'

Break: Ellie, who took a four-year hiatus after her 2015 album, said: ‘It was ten years of non-stop touring and it got to a point a few years ago where I really had to go away from it all’

Rejuvenated: She continued: 'I thought for a second, "Maybe I can just quietly go away", but I rediscovered my joy for song writing… I have been rejuvenated.'

Rejuvenated: She continued: 'I thought for a second, "Maybe I can just quietly go away", but I rediscovered my joy for song writing… I have been rejuvenated.'

Rejuvenated: She continued: ‘I thought for a second, “Maybe I can just quietly go away”, but I rediscovered my joy for song writing… I have been rejuvenated.’

‘I signed my record deal when I was really young and was thrown straight into it. That was the default of my life in my twenties. 

‘Thank goodness I have had a chance to take a step back from it and do normal things, like see my family and watch my nephew grow up. I feel a bit more in control now.’ 

Ellie and Caspar shared their engagement news with an announcement in The Times in August 2018 after 18 months together. 

Happy: She then went into more detail about the stresses of being in the fame game and how she is in a better place today

Happy: She then went into more detail about the stresses of being in the fame game and how she is in a better place today

Happy: She then went into more detail about the stresses of being in the fame game and how she is in a better place today

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It read: ‘The engagement is announced between Caspar, son of The Hon Nicholas Jopling of Yorkshire and Mrs Jayne Warde-Aldam of Yorkshire, and Elena, daughter of Mr Arthur Goulding of Hertfordshire and Mrs Tracey Sumner of West Midlands.’ 

Former GB rower Caspar is currently an art dealer at Sotheby’s in New York.

The singer was previously thought to be in a relationship with Bobby Rich – a Judo champion who later became David and Victoria Beckham’s bodyguard.

Before that, Ellie enjoyed an on-off two-year relationship with McFly star Dougie Poynter – but the pair split in 2016

The pop star has previously dated Skrillex, Greg James, Jeremy Irvine and been linked to Prince Harry, Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran.

Happy together: Ellie and Caspar announced their engagement in August 2018 after 18 months as a couple

Happy together: Ellie and Caspar announced their engagement in August 2018 after 18 months as a couple

Happy together: Ellie and Caspar announced their engagement in August 2018 after 18 months as a couple 

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