This is not the same thing as before. Harry Styles.

The “As It Was” singer opened up on his mental health in a new extended digital version of his profile with Better Homes & Garden, explaining that he was reluctant to start therapy because he feared being a music industry cliché.

The publication was told by he that “I believed it meant you were broken.” “I wanted it to be me who said I didn’t have it.”

He said that he began therapy at the age of 28 five years ago, and began to see “new things within him.” Harry said that he preferred to “emotionally coast” than understand his emotions fully before seeking therapy.

He added, “Losing it crying, losing it laughing—there’s no way, I don’t think, to feel more alive than that.”

In his interview, Harry also shared that some of his trauma comes from his time being in One Direction.According to the former boybander, he previously sought to please people and felt he had to keep up a friendly persona to be likable. After signing the contract to his solo 2017 album, Harry said he was finally free.