Katy Perry On Russell Split: "I Was Pretty F*****"
K-Pez says their break-up inspired new LP Prism...
Speaking of her failed marriage to the funnyman, K-Pez told The Sunday Times: "I'm not the kind of person who is always like, 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger'. I was in bed for about two weeks.
"I was pretty f**ked, yes. It hurt a lot. I got a good knock. Unfortunately, although I had the outward self-identity I didn't have the inner kind, I hadn't built that up.
"My self-worth was in someone else's hands which is never a good idea, because it can be taken from you at any time. And it was, and it was shattered."
When asked of how their break-up inspired her new album Prism, Perry said: "What I wanted to call this record at first was Adult Reality.
"Teenage Dream was me so high on that cotton-candy cloud, and then it's like I got punched in the face and kicked down the stairs a couple of times.
"I had to face the reality that things are not always on cloud nine. I was down and out, I'd lost hope, all of my self-confidence had been shattered."
Prism is out now.