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“I think it’s called a nervous breakdown…” Kylie Minogue on her heartache after splitting with Joshua Sasse

You wouldn’t wish this kind of pain upon anyone…

By Ellie McDonald

A year on since announcing her heartbreaking split from British fiancé Joshua Sasse, our homegrown pop princess Kylie Minogue has admitted what most of who've had our hearts proverbially drop-kicked would not reveal: just how painful that post-break-up sting really was…

In an exclusive interview with Britain's Sunday Times, Kylie, who is turning 50 in May, opened up about the heartache she experienced after announcing she and Joshua, 30, were parting ways.

Kylie and Joshua before their February 2016 split.
Kylie and Joshua before their February 2016 split.

"I just wanted to stop," she said. "I knew I needed to heal my… My physical system was compromised. I think it's called a nervous breakdown."

The hit-maker then went on to detail one of the most effective things she did to turn her pain into strength – she went on a soul-searching, healing sabbatical to Thailand with her girlfriends.

"You dust yourself off and you go through that period of 'Never again. Not going to do it'," she added.

Joshua and Kylie first met on the set of Galavant in 2015, and juts months later, announced that they were engaged in February 2016.

When Kylie and Joshua were together, she gushed about her "vintage" engagement ring, stating that it was made more than 100 years ago in 1908.
When Kylie and Joshua were together, she gushed about her "vintage" engagement ring, stating that it was made more than 100 years ago in 1908.

During their romance, the couple were passionate advocates for marriage equality and vowed not to wed until gay marriage was legal in Australia.

Creating the "Say I Do Down Under" campaign, the pair proudly appeared at the ARIA Awards in Sydney in November 2016.

"We are here to introduce a shining light in there Australian music industry, but we are also here to say thank you to everyone who supported Josh's campaign for equality," the singer explained as she took to the stage with her then-partner.

"Thank you, sweetheart. This is more than just a movement. This is people's lives, and we want to say to every single member of the LGBT community - you are not alone."

"You have a voice. If we all stand together, we can bring Australia back on the right side of history and make 2017 the year that we all say, "I do", Down Under," Joshua added.