Paramore's Hayley Williams Reveals Battle With Depression That Led to Her Exit From Band
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Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams has opened up about her private battle with depression that led to her surprising exit from Paramore back in 2015.

Williams said she was suffering with depression between recording albums when she realized she needed to step away during a revealing interview with "The Fader."

"For the first time in my life, there wasn’t a pinhole of light at the end of the tunnel,” Williams said. "I thought, I just wish everything would stop. It wasn’t in the sense of, I’m going to take my life. It was just hopelessness. Like, What’s the point? I don’t think I understood how dangerous hopelessness is. Everything hurts."

The 28-year-old singer said this wasn't the first time she had a brush with depression, stating she had been dealing with the health condition for many years. In 2015, she privately quit the band when the depression became so debilitating that she felt she had "nothing left to sing."

"I just was done,” Williams said. “I thought, There’s gotta be something else that I’m good at in my life. Maybe it’s time for me to go find that.”

Paramore rose to music fame in 2007 with their smash hit "Misery Business." Now 10 year later, the band recorded new album "After Laughter," which they've released two new -- "Hard Times" and "Told You So."

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