Warning: This article discusses mental health issues and may be upsetting for some readers.
A tearful Lizzo shared her sadness with her 15.3 million TikTok followers in a video where she revealed she "felt like a burden" and had "no one to talk to".
The popstar worried her fans with the candid clip, in which she wipes away tears while discussing feeling alone.
"You know that part of sadness where you feel like a burden on everyone and annoying and nobody cares about you? Can we get rid of that part?" The 'Truth Hurts' singer addressed the camera.
"It's like, yo, I'm already sad. Gotta add insult to injury that I have no one to talk to about it?"
"It's crazy," she added, dabbing her face with a tissue.
"Why do we feel this way when we get sad? I don't want to feel this way anymore. I want to feel like I do have someone to talk to, people do care about me. I have love. I'm not alone. That's what I want to feel, but I don't feel like that."
Lizzo concluded the heartbreaking speech by saying "this is embarrassing," before ending the video.
The Grammy winner's fans were quick to send her words of encouragement and support, with one comment insisting: "You're a lot more relatable and inspiring than you think...you're loved."
In response to another fan querying "are you feeling better?" Lizzo explained she had taken steps to look after herself, including taking a bath, speaking to her therapist and focusing on gratitude.
After a "rough night and an emotional morning", Lizzo reassured fans she "wasn't crying any more," and was feeling much better.
"I'm definitely glad I reached out in any way that I could, and TikTok was one of those ways, and to feel received and seen and heard really really helped," she said.
"I'm not crying any more!"
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