We knew we鈥檇 likely be seeing Katy Perry in a slightly different light when she announced that she would be live-streaming her life as part of the promo efforts surrounding her new album, Witness. Taking to her personal YouTube channel, the pop star gave fans an inside view into everything from her yoga classes to parties, but it was her therapy聽session with Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh, host of Viceland鈥檚 The Therapist, that has left everyone speechless.

Just 10 minutes in, the 32-year-old had already broken down with tears streaming down her face, opening up about the real reason behind her drastic haircut and her struggle with her own identity. 鈥淧eople talk about my hair and they don鈥檛 like it or they wish it was longer,鈥 she began. 鈥淚 so badly want to be Katheryn Hudson (her given birth name) that I don鈥檛 even want to look like Katy Perry anymore sometimes鈥 I really want to be my authentic self, 100 percent. So it hurts, you know, when I don鈥檛 feel like I can.鈥

Perry (or perhaps more accurately, Hudson) went on to reveal that what you see with her pop star persona isn鈥檛 exactly what you get. 鈥淟ook at Katy Perry, she鈥檚 so glamorous! She鈥檚 rich, she鈥檚 successful, Katheryn Hudson, like鈥 I didn鈥檛 have any money, I didn鈥檛 have any influence鈥 I didn鈥檛 have anything. So it鈥檚 a bit hard to go back there.鈥

Still, she says she鈥檚 trying to let her real self show more and more. 鈥淚鈥檓 a bit more nerdy than everybody thinks I am; I鈥檓 a big goofball. The fantasy of Katheryn went into Katy and made this bigger than life personality,鈥 she added. 鈥淭hat鈥檚 the point of this whole thing; if people can see I鈥檓 just like them, then they can dream just as big.鈥

About half an hour into the livestream, the pop star鈥檚 tears resurfaced, mascara now covering her cheeks as she touched on her struggles with alcohol and thoughts of suicide following her divorce from ex-husband Russell Brand. 鈥淚 wrote a song about it,鈥 she told Dr. Singh, referring to 鈥淏y the Grace of God,鈥 which she said is difficult to perform live because she feels 鈥渁shamed that I would have those thoughts, feel that low and that depressed.鈥

Fans, both new and old, soon took to Twitter to show their support and applaud Perry鈥檚 raw, truthful admissions.

鈥淵ou can be right or you can be loved,鈥 Perry concluded. 鈥淚 just want to be loved.鈥

Watch her session in full here.

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