Paloma Faith has opened up about how an extreme reaction to jetlag left her feeling suicidal.
The singer makes the startling admission about the adverse effects of a long-haul trip to Australia in a new BBC Two documentary, Paloma Faith: As I Am.
According to The Sun, she said: “I’ve had really bad experiences coming to Australia.
“The first time I ever experienced jetlag, I got a bit disoriented and mentally unstable and had to cancel the tour.
"I contemplated suicide.”
Faith was talking about a trip to Australia in 2009, when she had to cancel her scheduled shows.
She did make the journey again in 2015 but was hospitalised with exhaustion, tweeting at the time that she didn't think flying long distances was "very good for the body".
The documentary will also look at Faith's experiences of IVF and being a working mother.
She recently welcomed her second child with artist partner Leyman Lahcine.
The hour-long programme will show the struggles she faced in getting pregnant and in returning to performing after becoming a mum.
Faith said of the documentary, which was directed by Jane Mingay: “I was very reluctant to let a camera into the very personal experience of working as a first-time mum but Jane is a mother and friend, so I felt safe.
“The result is very telling, exposed and at times emotional for me to watch. I hope it’s a testament to all working mothers.”
After Faith's second child was born earlier this year, she posted on Instagram to share her experiences of the pain of birth and the early days with a newborn.
She has been in a relationship with Lahcine for eight years, and their children were born in December 2016 and February 2021.
Watch: Paloma Faith welcomes second child