Sam Smith Opens Up About 'Mess In My Head'

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Sam Smith took a break from his “first holiday in a long long time” to share some thoughts with fans who are going through the same personal struggles he has opened up about in the past.

In a series of tweets, the 27-year-old, who has been candid about his body image and gender identity, reflected on “a year and a half of therapy and what has been probably the most challenging time” of his life.

Smith shared: “I’ve watched and read so much over the last 6 months to try and make sense of all the mess in my head. Tried to find ways to organise all of my problems so that they are bound and organised into folders and boxes, so that they will never haunt me or effect me again.

“By constantly trying to change and seek perfection and a life of no pain only causes more pain I am realising. Still on course and learning but feeling the closest I’ve ever felt to a real space of joy, gratitude and peace.”

The singer apologize to fans for the string of tweets. “I know we are all dealing with some really heavy s**t at times,” he wrote. "And I find listening to words from strangers comforting. So hopefully sometimes I can be that stranger to you guys.”

Smith ended with a suggestion for his followers. “Now every morning and every night before you go to bed. Say these words to yourself in the mirror. I’m gonna do it too. We are in this together.”