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The Saturdays' Frankie Sandford opens up about depression

Frankie Sandford from girl group The Saturdays has opened up about her hospitalisation last year and admitted that she has suffered from depression for years.

In a new and very honest interview with Glamour magazine, the stunning brunette revealed that the condition made her feel "worthless" and "ugly", and she knew that she had to seek treatment for it because it began when she was 15 and often resurfaced:

"I got upset because Wayne hadn't bought the right yogurts; I managed to convince myself he didn't know me at all."

"It set off this spiral of negative thinking - if I disappeared, it wouldn't matter to anyone. In fact, it would make everybody's life easier. I felt that I was worthless, that I was ugly, that I didn't deserve anything. I had some counselling which helped for a while but then I stopped going when I felt better."

She also confessed that she is now on medication and feels it's important to speak out about depression because she managed to convince herself that she wasn't ill and that she was just being selfish:

"There was a part of me thinking I was putting it on, that I wasn't properly sick, and only sick people should be in hospital."




"I thought that since mine was only a mind thing, I should snap out of it. I got so good at covering it up, I didn't confide in anyone."

"I thought I was selfish, miserable and ungrateful. I'd been given this amazing life, but I wasn't happy."

Watch behind-the-scenes footage of The Saturdays' photoshoot for Sport Relief below: