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“My physical system was compromised.”

Kylie Minogue has opened up about the nervous breakdown she suffered last year following her split from fiancé Joshua Sasse.

The Aussie pop goddess started dating the British actor – best known for his role in Galavant – in November 2015, and ended their relationship in February 2017.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Kylie said she was “broken” by the end of the relationship.

“I just wanted to stop. I knew I needed to heal my… my physical system was compromised. I think it’s called a nervous breakdown. I just thought ‘no, no, no, no’.”

Following the split, Kylie recuperated with a trip to Thailand, and said it was “an opportunity to reclaim myself, get strong and get going.

“I think I reacted pretty quickly. I can take a nose dive pretty fast, but I won’t stay there long. I’m too practical.”

Back in November, Kylie told The Sun that her new album will deal with her breakup from Sasse.

“There’s a little bit of heartbreak, I would say. Mostly I try to reflect where I am,” she said of her new music.

“Definitely, in the last year, there’s been some of that [heartbreak] but we bounce back. Most of it is super positive and inspiring, as a note to self as much as anything else. I’m feeling great right now.

“The songs are very storytelling and story-based. It was so great to do things a little bit differently.”

Earlier this month, Kylie dropped her incredible new video for her country-pop comeback single, Dancing.

The track is Kylie’s first release since her foray into holiday-themed music with 2015’s Kylie Christmas, and first proper comeback single since Into the Blue from 2014’s Kiss Me Once.

Dancing is now available on iTunes and streaming services, and her long-awaited 14th studio album – Golden – is due for release on 6 April 2018.

You can pre-order the album here.

Related: Kylie Minogue shares tracklist for new album Golden. 

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