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5 Seconds of Summer Member Makes Brave Mental Health Statement to Crowd

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Last night at a show in Detroit, 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford opened up to his fans in a major way.

During the show, the musician told the crowd that while the Australian pop-punk band had taken a short hiatus from touring, he’d been seeing a therapist for his mental health.

“I was fixing some problems with my mental health,” he said. “I just saw a therapist real quick on the break we had.”

It was just a few sentences, but the impact has been huge. Fans from all over the world, armed with the hashtag #WeLoveYouMicheal, have been tweeting about Clifford to show their support. Many said how proud they were of him for opening up.

Hopefully his words will show the band’s younger fan base there’s nothing wrong with talking about mental health.

Image via Wikimedia Commons/Alex Goykhman

Originally published: August 20, 2015
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