Maren Morris on Postpartum Depression: 'You Just Feel Like You Suck at Every Level'

How the Country superstar coped with being a new mother during a pandemic

Maren Morris revealed her personal battle with postpartum depression during an interview with CBS This Morning, last week. The Country superstar says she’s “coming through the tunnel” now, but struggled to cope with mental anxiety following the birth of her son Hayes Andrew Hurd.

“It was pretty gnarly at the end. I ended up having to get an emergency C-section at the very end,” she tells CBS. “I feel back to normal. Fortunately, I was able to do phone therapy during the pandemic."

Her pregnancy aligned with COVID-19, causing Maren to quarantine with limited contact. Fortunately, family members keyed in on her mood and reached out to help. “…people that love me around me that are like, 'Hey, if you're drowning right now, there's help," she said.

"The one thing I've always felt like I have a handle on is my music, and to not be able to tour and have to furlough my band and crew, it was just a lot.”

The singer was able to brush off her somber mood and give a touching performance of the single “To Hell and Back,” during the Academy of Country Music Awards, last week.

Maren won both Female Artist of The Year and Music Event of The Year for her work on “Fooled Around And Fell In Love,” featuring Miranda Lambert and Ashley McBryde.

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