Do you remember the days of 2006 when you used to spend the night listening to Too little, Too late by JoJo? The singer went on to have many hits later on but people will always remember her as one of the most talented teen singers.
Recently, Verywell Mind sat down with American singer and songwriter JoJo, where she shined a light on various aspects of her life including her upbringing, personal life, and music. Fans eager to know about their favorite star’s life hung on her every word during the interview as she discussed some important topics like mental health.
Forever a Teen Star
Born in Vermont, Joanna Noelle Levesque came from a humble background and took on the tradition of singing from her parents who sang as a hobby and were part of a Catholic church choir.
Unfortunately, her parents parted ways when she was only four, hence her spending a majority of time with her mother. This led to JoJo developing an interest in singing and soon she started attending Native American festivals and also launched her acting career by performing in professional theatres.
Ignorance is NOT Bliss
JoJo opened up about her career and personal life, stating that she was ready to share with her fans because holding it back felt more burdensome to her. She considers herself to be a more open and straightforward person and mentions that sharing her journey and struggles came naturally to her. Her new album comes from a place of self-reflection. The star talks about how she was dealing with fame, family, fear, and herself but oftentimes, she tried ignoring the problem by simply trying to not think about it.
Nothing to Be Ashamed About
Mental health can be daunting at times, even for the ones who have the happiest smiles. JoJo also shed light on the turning point when it comes to her mental health. In the interview, she revealed that she started taking antidepressants again, coupled with a good diet and exercise, she was able to turn it around. She also challenges the stigma behind getting help or taking medicines to get that extra help. The Too Little, Too Late singer proudly stated that she doesn’t feel ashamed about her struggles or her use of antidepressants as it is what made her turn her mental health around and direct in the right direction.
Trying Not to Think About It is coming out this Friday and we can’t wait to feel like 2006 all over again!