5 Seconds of Summer's Michael Clifford opens up about mental health
At Wednesday’s stop on 5 Seconds of Summer’s Rock Out With Your Socks Out tour, guitarist and vocalist Michael Clifford revealed a struggle with mental health issues to fans.
The pop-punk band had been on a brief hiatus from the tour, and Clifford explained that he used that time to work on “some problems with my mental health.”
“I just saw a therapist real quick on the break we had,” he added before the group played another song.
Clifford didn’t go into any further detail, but fans rallied to support him in the wake of the announcement. The term #WeLoveYouMichael, trended on Twitter worldwide.
Earlier this summer, 5SOS guitarist Ashton Irwin admitted to The Sydney Hearld that he’s “dealt with anxiety and depression in my life” and said the group’s upcoming record, due out this fall, will tackle some of those personal issues. “With our next album we want to sort of have more messages for life involved in what we do because we have a voice for young people,” Irwin said.
5SOS head to Cleveland Friday night for the next stop on their tour, after playing Good Morning America. Their next album Sounds Good Feels Good drops Oct. 23.