• > Home
  • > News
  • > Sia Reveals 2010 Suicide Attempt
  • Sia Reveals 2010 Suicide Attempt

    Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:12:58

    Sia Reveals 2010 Suicide Attempt - She was battling drugs + alcohol at the time

    Sia Photos

    • Sia - HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Musician Sia attends 'TrevorLIVE LA' honoring Jane Lynch and Toyota for the Trevor Project at Hollywood Palladium on December 8, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
    • Sia - HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Musician Sia attends 'TrevorLIVE LA' honoring Jane Lynch and Toyota for the Trevor Project at Hollywood Palladium on December 8, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
    • Sia - HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Musician Sia attends 'TrevorLIVE LA' honoring Jane Lynch and Toyota for the Trevor Project at Hollywood Palladium on December 8, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

    more sia photos »

    Sia Videos

    • Sia - Never Give Up
    • Sia - Cheap Thrills (Performance Edit)

    more sia videos »

    Australian singer/songwriter Sia Furler, who is known as "Sia" and has penned hits, in behind-the-scenes fashion, for the likes of Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Britney Spears, admitted she became depressed in 2010 while battling a drug and alcohol addiction. She contemplated suicide at that time, as well.

    She told The New York Times that she wrote a note to her dog walker, and added another to the manager of the hotel where she planned to commit suicide, writing, "I've killed myself and I don't want you to have to suffer seeing my dead body."

    Oh man, that's heavy. She was on the road and feeling down.

    Thankfully, she got a call from a friend and that made all the difference, but she recalled that time in her life, saying, "I was in the back lounge, high on Xanax and alcohol, watching every episode of E.R. from the beginning. When you're in a different place every day (on the road), there's this kind of madness that sets in. It's easy to get away with getting high, because everybody's drinking on the road. None of my friends thought I was an alcoholic, and neither did I."

    Thankfully, Sia got sober and refocused her energies. "In my sobriety. I have discovered that the people I love, and who hurt me, were sick like me... Workaholism. That's my new jam," she said.

    Hear Sia's new song, "Chandelier," below. A new album is due this summer.



    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.22.14



    "Like" ARTISTdirect on facebook to get more news and info on Sia

    Tags: Sia, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Britney Spears

    Latest Music News

    more news headlines »

    • this week
    • last week
    • artist
    • ringtone
    • peak rank
    • wks on chart