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Country music sensation Dolly Parton says she is prone to depression, and battled a serious bout in the mid 80s as she went through menopause.
After a partial hysterectomy, Dolly struggled with her weight, hormones, and the realization that she would never have children.
In a recent interview with The Mirror, Dolly said it took her two years to come right.
“I didn’t drink or get on drugs but I saw where you could. I saw how people could get depressed enough to kill yourself,” she said.
“It was a really bad time and it took two years just trying to get my physical weight and hormones in order. That was the first moment in my life that I slowed down.”
The 68-year-old star credits her faith for helping her through: “If it gets to a point where I think I can’t quite handle it, I take it straight to God.”
Depression runs in Dolly’s family, she said in the interview, and she has to be wary.
“I am a tender-hearted person and I feel everything to the ninth degree. Every once in a while I just feel you know, sad-hearted and melancholy.
“There are times when you just don’t want to get up.”