Anne-Marie said she considered quitting music four times for the sake of her mental health and admits she feels "bad because I'm not enjoying it sometimes".

The 29-year-old singer, who has spoken openly about her battles with anxiety and body image, said she often feels guilty about not loving her job as she knows "there are so many people who crave to do what I'm doing".

Speaking to Gay Times magazine, she said:  ''I've had to have chats with my team and my family but I always come back round to doing it.

"It goes back to that thought of me in my room when I was younger and that takes over everything.

''I'm so lucky, obviously, to be able to do this. I f***ing hate myself sometimes because there are so many people who crave to do what I'm doing and be who I am.

"I feel bad because I'm not enjoying it sometimes."

''I'm like, 'Why the f**k am I taking this opportunity away from somebody else who could be loving life?' So it's a battle with myself more than fame.''

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The Birthday hitmaker said she has tried numerous different therapies and says she really wants to "learn about myself."

''I've been to therapy and I've had hypnotherapy and attended loads of different support groups, so I'm just trying to learn about myself every single day and see how I can help myself and others in the process.''

Anne-Marie opened up about getting up on stage and admits she doesn't like "being looked at."

''I really don't like being looked at and I literally have to stand on stage in front of people.

''It just overrides everything .When I'm in the moment, the adrenaline is pumping and you're kind of just coping with being in a dreamworld and it isn't until I leave the stage where I'm like, 'F**k'.

''It's weird because everyone goes, 'We know you for your laugh' or 'You're so confident' and I'm like, 'You want to see me when I'm in my room on my own because it's like a completely different person'.

''It's not that I don't want to show that side of me, because I really try to on social media. I want people to see that it's not all bows and cakes and happiness. It's hard.''

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