WILLOW Smith stopped self-harming after reading about “spirituality”.
The 18-year-old singer – who is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith – started hurting herself at the age of just 12 following the success of her single Whip My Hair but realised she had to stop when she started to view her “worth”.
Speaking to PEOPLE, she said, “I was super young, and I had a dream, but all I really wanted to do was sing and I didn’t equate that with all the business and the stress that ended up coming with it.
“I was just like, ‘Whoa, this is not the life that I want.’ [Cutting was] a physical release of all the intangible pain that’s happening in your heart and in your mind.
“I was like: ‘This is pointless – my body is a temple,’ and I completely stopped. It seemed literally psychotic after a certain point because I had learnt to see myself as worthy. I think by far [the hardest episode to film] would had to have been the episode where I was talking about my self-harm.” – BANG!