Lena Meyer-Landrut (30) became a pop star in 2010. At the age of 19 she won the Eurovision Song Contest for Germany with her song “Satellite”. Five studio albums followed and sold over 2.6 million records.
But the rapid career success left its mark. The result: Lena retired after ten years of show business and even canceled a tour. In an interview with the magazine “Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin”, she revealed the reason.
She describes the time: “It was very laborious, with a firm fist in the face.” “Totally overwhelmed. Too many impressions, and no chance to process them properly. ”
Her way out: “I had to hit pause and sit up again.” Was it burnt? She describes this case as “it was a brutal stress”.
During this time she received support from her mother. Lena’s crunch ensured that the two got close again, before there was always a “certain distance”.
“I must admit that it was only in the course of this development that I began to believe my mother again. It was good to allow more closeness again,” says Lena.
Would she have done anything different today? “What is the point of thinking about it? If something was, it was. The past is closed. I am a person who talks about the future and thinks about what will happen.”
What does your future look like? to grow up. This is why her 30th birthday was “harder” than her 28th birthday. Because that was when she said goodbye to her youth. Do you feel sad afterwards? not at all. Today she describes herself as “a happy person in change”.