Singer Halsey has said that she considered prostitution when she was homeless as a teenager.

Speaking at the Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit For My Friend's Place Gala at Hollywood Palladium, she said: ''When I was living in New York, I was a teenager. My friends were picking out decorations for their dorms, and I was debating on whether or not I should let a stranger inside of me so I could pay for my next meal.

"It wasn't because I did something bad. It wasn't because something was wrong with me, and it wasn't because my parents didn't love me - because they did very much.

"But a series of unfortunate circumstances led me to be in that position, and it can happen to absolutely anyone.''

I need you guys to realise that. and while its very exciting that I went from being homeless from being a pop star, we shouldnt help just because there is a chance that peop

They are something right now. I know better than anyone how important it is to have a creative outlet.

This is life or death.

The 'Closer' hitmaker has opened up about the lengths she considered going to when she was homeless as a teenager to make money.

Halsey previously admitted she knows her pain ''will always be there''.

She wrote on Twitter: ''reminder to self: happiness is not a replacement for misery. it's an addition. pain will always be there. but that's okay. u allow happiness to join as another option. so when the time comes, it's there waiting, existing; a possibility for when you're ready to choose ... @ me: life is not pain vs happiness. one does not replace the other. they exist together. happiness doesn't arrive as a replacement. it arrives to assist u in carrying the weight of the pain ... @ me: now remember that u dummy (sic)''