Kane Brown is opening for the first-time ever about his mental health and admitting that it is hard to go through depression as an artist in the public eye at all times.
The country superstar recently joined Kelleigh Bannen for the year-end episode of Today’s Country Radio on Apple Music Country, during the show Brown discussed what fans can expect from his upcoming album, staying within his country roots and opened up for the first-time ever about his mental health and how he struggles with anxiety and depression.
While chatting about his Blackbear collaboration, which is a song that finds Brown and Bear singing about living in the moment and escaping from any pains that life throws at you along the way, Brown revealed that he suffers from anxiety and depression.
“I don’t really talk about it a lot, but it’s hard for an artist to go through depression because for us, we have to be on our A game 24/7,” Brown said. “If we’re out pumping gas and a fan comes up, and I’m just having one of those bad days, I have to put on a smile and there’s no off time.”
Brown continued, “So it gets a little rough for us because if you have a bad day, they’re going to leave, and they’re going to be like, “Oh, Kane Brown’s a dick.” So that’s why I like that song, especially just saying for everybody that goes through depression or anxiety, you’re not alone. There’s many people out there. You just got to find them and talk to them. So that was kind of me, that was my way of saying “I go through it as well. You’re not alone in the world.”
Watch the full interview with Brown below.
During the interview, Brown also chatted about his collaboration with H.E.R. and his upcoming new album.
The Tennessee native is currently in the midst of his massive 35-date Blessed & Free tour, which kicked off on October 1 in Sacramento, CA and will visit 29 NBA basketball arena throughout the remainder of 2021 and 2022. Brown marks the first country artist in history to headline every NBA arena on a single tour.
See a full list of his remaining tour dates below.
‘Blessed & Free’ Tour Dates
Jan. 6: Indianapolis – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Jan. 7, 2022: Louisville – KFC Yum! Center
Jan. 8, 2022: Pittsburgh – PPG Paints Arena
Jan. 13, 2022: Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Center
Jan. 14, 2022: Boston – TD Garden
Jan. 15, 2022: New York – Madison Square Garden
Jan. 20, 2022: Milwaukee – Fiserv Forum
Jan. 21, 2022: Minneapolis – Target Center
Jan. 22, 2022: Chicago – United Center
Jan. 27, 2022: Portland – Moda Center
Jan. 28, 2022: Seattle – Climate Pledge Arena
Jan. 30, 2022: San Francisco – Chase Center
Feb. 3, 2022: Phoenix – Phoenix Suns Arena
Feb. 4, 2022: Las Vegas – T-Mobile Arena