Lana Del Rey Seriously Depressed: Wishes She Were Dead

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey recently sat down for an in-depth interview, and it leaves fans wondering if the singer is seriously depressed, since Lana said she wishes she were already dead. In case the singer was just being dramatic, the interviewer questioned whether Lana really meant what she said. Lana insisted that she did.

Lana just dropped her album, UltraViolence, and some of the titles of the songs hint at the sadness that the singer feels. A few of the titles, Sad Girl, Cruel World, and F—ked My Way to the Top, indicate the darkness that Lana is experiencing.

Interestingly enough, some of Lana’s biggest inspirations are singers that have died young. Lana stated that her main inspirations are Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain. When asked if she sees dying young as glamorous, the singer replied that she didn’t know, but again stated she wished she were already dead.

It will undoubtedly shock fans to hear that despite the fame, success, and popularity, Lana Del Rey has, the singer is so depressed that she wishes she were already dead. Even the singer’s family members don’t understand. Lana says when her family comes on the road with her and experiences the lavish hotels and over-the-top lifestyle she has; they compare her life to a movie. Lana agrees, but says it’s like a really messed up movie.

Lana also hints that she doesn’t want to continue doing what she is doing. When asked to clarify if the singer meant making music, Lana vaguely says, “Everything.” Maybe Lana still feels the burn from the start of her career, when she was criticized for her performance of her hit song, Video Games. There was also a huge backlash about her looks and her past. When asked if she was able to enjoy her success before the backlash occurred, Lana gets candid and says she never enjoyed any of it.

In a separate interview, Lana also opened up about the mysterious health problems that have plagued her the entire year. The singer said her doctors could not figure out what was wrong with her and she felt sick the majority of the time. Lana said that was a huge part of her life in 2013 was spent suffering.

Not only did Lana have to deal with feeling sick when she was recording Ultraviolence, but she had a shocking death of another artist to deal with. Lou Reed was scheduled to sing with Lana on the song Brooklyn Baby, but sadly he passed away just two minutes after Lana Del Rey landed in New York to record.

After the interview, Lana Del Rey did not backtrack or try to gloss over her serious comments about wishing she were dead. In fact, it seems that the singer wanted the world, and her fans, to know just how serious she was. Lana simply said that this is the way she feels, and since she is feeling it, she wants to say it. Lana also said she would be scared to know that death was coming. Fans are sure to be worried about the singer after the bizarre interview, and can only hope that Lana Del Rey is doing better today.

By Sara Petersen

Rolling Stone Music

10 Responses to "Lana Del Rey Seriously Depressed: Wishes She Were Dead"

  1. sms123   June 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I hope this isn’t another curse of the 27 club…Makes me uneasy seeing that her birthday is right around the corner…She needs some help. Seriously. I think it’s harsh that anyone would feel as if “I don’t care if you kill yourself.” What little care for human life that person must have…

    • Emily   July 16, 2014 at 12:10 am

      yeah, I know, I was thinking the same thing. What if she really does think it’s glamorous to die young?!

  2. sOsO   June 15, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Well Lana, don’t let us stop you.

  3. Hoe   June 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Dying young is glamorous she didn’t say she wanted to die just that she wishes she already were I’d imply that she wants to be remembered and sometimes dying young is the best way to do that tons of artists have become popular after their young death and it is kind of glamorous and honestly I don’t want to die when I’m 80 years old living off a feeding tube and not being able to go to the bathroom or take a bath by myself.

  4. Miss Salsa   June 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Attention parents whose children are fans of LANA DEL REY: Today one of my most full-of-life 12-year-old students came to my room after school looking very depressed and not like herself. When I asked her what was wrong she said, “Lana Del Rey says she wants to be dead.” At first I dismissed this as hearsay on social media or even that she had just quietly admitted herself into a clinic to get help… until I looked it up myself. Among other things, she was actually quoted as saying that she thought it was ‘cool to die young’. Whether she is just trying to sell more of her “emo” records or she is sincerely depressed, this 27-year-old artist owes it to all of her impressionable, adoring little boy and girl fans to be more responsible about what she decides to tell the media- and that is a lesson to be learned for any adult artist out there.

    • JB   June 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Yeah Miss Salsa…that is an issue. Lana Del Rey may think it’s cool, and of course she is a young person that is probably naive so you have to take it with a grain of salt, but she could influence a young fan in a tragic way. Smarten up Lana.

    • S   June 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      I understand that children are heavily impacted by what celebrities say but I think it’s more important to see this as a cry for help rather than criticize her for talking about something that is very concerning. It breaks my heart to hear that she is so upset, but she has the right to express her sadness.

  5. Big G   June 13, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Take some vitamin d

  6. JB   June 13, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Get some faith in God. That’s what got me out of my depression. Money, fame, they don’t bring true happiness. I know that is not a news flash 🙂 Just wanted to say how I got past it.

  7. T   June 12, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    It’s very sad, but not surprising, considering her boyfriend was already clinically depressed 🙁

    We love you Lana, wishing for you to get better!


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